The expansion of low voltage lighting products has changed the way people look
at lighting and how it's designed.
There's probably never been a lamp which has found more uses in such a short
period of time, because it's one of the most flexible for many uses, and the trend is continuing. Many fixture manufacturers
see the small size and filament structure in a lamp that has the potential for a
great amount of control. Bipin 12 volt halogen light bulbs are really nothing more
than the original halogen capsule developed by Sylvania many years ago. The
small size of these bipin lamps makes it possible to use these in fixtures that have some size
constraints such as task lighting, display cases and much more. Many
people will use these in cabinet recessed lighting for different types of
display. The bipin lamps are generally identified by their wattage, bulb
size and the pin spacing in millimeters. The pin spacing can be as little
as 4mm and as high as 9mm. The lower spacings like 4mm or 6.35mm are
typically a 12 volt variety although the 6.35mm pin spacing is also sometimes a
120 volt lamp.
Halogen bulbs are like incandescent bulbs, like the typical bulbs we
have been using in lamps for years and years. Halogen bulbs, however, are filled
with a special gas that actually rebuilds the filament and provides longer
average life than normal incandescent bulbs. They come in different shapes
and sizes for various different uses. The Sylvania or Westinghouse bipin 12 volt halogen light bulbs will provide you with a high light output, a more white-colored light
(a higher color temperature - approximately 3000K), and longer life than normal
miniature lamps. That is why the halogen are many times used in energy saving
lighting situations because they are more efficient in their light production.
Sylvania generally calls their halogen line Capsylite and within that category are many
different configurations of light bulbs. The variety ranges from standard
halogen A19 shape bulbs to bipin halogen light bulbs to the full spectrum
variety called Daylight Plus.
The low voltage version of bipin halogen described here are often used in task
lighting or under cabinet lights with a round surface mounted shape. The
effect is a high light output in a very small space. This makes the
fixtures less noticeable or more diminutive. This is what a lot of
designers like, a light that literally disappears into the surroundings leaving
the illumination effect. That's what these lamps do for people, giving
them ample light while not getting in the way of other design elements in the
From your office to finer homes, you will most likely find a Sylvania
or Westinghouse bipin 12 volt halogen light bulbs in task and display lighting. We have
a large inventory of all types of halogen bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the
field. If you need help identifying a bulb, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have.