Oh, what a difference nearly 150 years makes. Since the electric light bulb was invented in 1879 by Thomas Edison, the lighting industry has taken off. It has maintained its reputation as an innovative craft, with inventors and entrepreneurs continually seeking to make light bulbs and lighting in our homes and businesses more energy efficient and sustainable.
So Many Light Bulbs
Today, we have many choices when it comes to light bulb choices. From the inexpensive, trusted old-school incandescent and new, cool-burning LEDs to halogen or fluorescent lights, today's consumers have a record number of choices to satisfy their lighting needs.
What are Xenon Light Bulbs?
Xenon light bulbs are becoming increasingly popular because of their high intensity, their perfect color rendering indexes (CRI) of 100 and their light that mimics natural sunlight. Like other types of incandescent bulbs, xenon light bulbs have a thin, tungsten filament within their glass enclosure. When electricity conducts through the bulb, the tungsten filament glows white hot, producing light. Xenon, one of the elements of the periodical table, is a gas that is added to this type of light bulb to slow the air oxidation process, which ultimately prolongs the life of the xenon light bulb.
Xenon Gas = Increased Efficiency
The xenon gas does an exceptional job at increasing the air oxidation efficiency. In fact, regular incandescent bulbs are incredibly inefficient, using about 95% of their energy to generate heat. Only about 5% of their energy is used to create light. These fast-burning filaments typically burn out within 1000 hours. A typical xenon's light is rated around 10,000 hours and lasts five times longer than the average halogen lamp. The xenon gas requires less heat to produce light, which increases xenon bulbs' efficiency.
A Wide Variety of Xenon Bulbs Available
These cool burning bulbs are popular today in headlights, in medical applications and other scientific uses. They are also the top choice for under-cabinet lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. At 1800Lighting, you'll find xenon bulbs with a wide variety of wattage and sizes, depending on your needs. Choose from top brands such as Bulbrite, Kichler Lighting and Satco. From under 10 watts to 50 through 99 watts and large range of bulb bases, you are sure to find the xenon light bulb that will suit your specific lighting needs.