Are Halogen Lights Dimmable?


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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.

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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.

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