There are several kinds of halogens that have a tubular capsule which is
sometimes used in other products, but also are a standalone lamp. That's
the case with this lamp and others within this category of single ended halogen. For most people, this
double contact or DC base halogen is often referred to as a push
and turn base. The base isn't like a screw-in base at all, it has
smooth size and a couple of nubs at the bottom which hold it in place.
What's nice about this type of lamp is the way it rest securely in the socket
with no chance of it falling out. Among all these, this type may be the
widest category and encompasses
everything from low wattage bipin lamps to higher wattage bulbs. Like all halogen bulbs, they are filled with a special gas that actually rebuilds the filament and
provides longer average lifespan than normal incandescent bulbs. These halogen
lamps burns about 10 percent brighter,
whiter, and hotter than normal incandescent bulbs.
When trying to identify your DC base halogen, one of the best places to start
is at the base of the lamp, the part where it makes it's electrical connection.
All single ended halogen have
one of several bases which would be a minican (MC or E11), DC base (double contact
or Candelabra (E12). These are the lamps which typically have a higher
wattage but some are lower as well. These voltage is almost always 120
volt or 130 volt for longer life. If you have flood light fixtures,
sometimes these are used because of the the small space and large amount of
light they produce. The places where all these have been used over
the past 30 years are typically those applications where a greater beam control
is desired and lots of light. DC base halogen light bulbs are available in wide variety
of bulbs and wattages as low as 50 watt all the way up to 1000 watts. Of
course, the lengths in different wattages would also vary slightly. In our
shopping cart, we have them listed with a DC designation such as the following,
75Q/DC, 100Q/DC, 150Q/DC, 250Q/DC and 500Q/DC.
Like all halogen bulbs, these should not be touched with your skin in any way
and sometimes the packaging comes with a foam or paper wrapper to prevent this. If they
are touched, the life span of the bulb will be greatly reduced as a result of a
reaction of the glass. In case you ever
do touch a bulb, wipe it thoroughly with a soft cloth. Bulbs that
are covered, like the PAR and some of the MR halogen bulbs, are okay to touch,
since you are not touching the actual bulb but a heavy, thick glass that covers
the light bulb.
From flood lighting, task lighting or in a large commercial space, you will find
DC base halogen lamps used in many kinds of lighting applications. The
compact size of these halogen lamps make it
possible to put them in almost any small space and produce high illumination.
By clicking the link above, you'll be taken to a page that has our full offering
of this lamp type. If you're having trouble identifying your bulb, please call us and one of our
friendly customer service people will help you!