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Halogen Downlight Vs. Led Down lights

Halogen Downlight Vs. Led Down lights

January 31, 2021

Downlights are quite popular and they have been that way for a while now.

Downlights are simply ones that throw light down. Any light framed into a ceiling that throws light in a narrow beam downwards is a downlight.


When you switch on a downlight, it gives the impression that the light is shining right out of the ceiling.

There are different kinds of downlights, however for the purpose of this article, we will be examining or rather comparing halogen downlights and LED downlights.

So, what exactly are the differences between Halogen lights and LED downlights?

Let’s consider both options so you can know which is the best for the kind of illumination you need.

We will compare both on the basis of 3 things:

1. Energy Usage

LED bulbs can be used anywhere between 7 to 20 watts per hour. Halogen bulbs on the other hand can use 35 to an incredible 500 watts an hour to emit the same amount of light.

To make it easier to understand, Halogen bulbs use up to 9 times more electricity than LED bulbs.

2. Longevity

Halogen bulbs have a lifespan of between 1000 to 2000 hours. LED bulbs on the other hand can have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.

3. Quality

Halogen bulbs create light by producing heat, on the other hand, LED bulbs stay cool.

So, which do you prefer?


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