Q:

Are halogen lights dimmable?

A:

Quick Answer

Halogen lamps can be dimmed but only to a certain degree, since they must operate at a particular temperature. They can typically be dimmed up to 60 percent of their original brightness without any problems.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Halogen lamps have increased in popularity for use in recessed lighting in homes. They create a pleasant light and use less electricity than other forms of lighting. When dimmed, halogen lights can last much longer than other forms of lights. Halogen lamps use a tungsten filament like other bulbs, but the filament is much smaller, and the bulb contains halogen gases that react to high temperatures to create light.

Learn more about Lighting

Related Questions

Explore