It's not the most common type of halogen bulb, but it has many specific
applications that it's used in and nothing else will do what this lamp does.
What makes them unique is the arc-shaped piece of metal that shields the actual
halogen capsule. The Sylvania AR70 halogen light bulbs are used when the
shielding creates an indirect source of light which reflects off the back of the
lamp housing. We've seen this used in some kinds of track lighting where
glare prevention was a concern. Along with the glare issue, they've also
been used in display and jewelry cases which have the need for an intense light
but without the distracting filament intensity of a standard halogen.
The Sylvania AR70 halogen is being specified more and more in many architectural
lighting situations such as buildings where a great degree of light control is
needed while delivering less glare effect. The AR70 halogen does not fit
into standard screw-in light fixtures, but instead has a specialized connection
which is a double contact base. These have a great futuristic look, so
they make a great impression in retail lighting or in an open track light
application. Most people may not know it but these lamps are 12 volt and
that's one of the reasons they've become so popular. The advantages of low
voltage lighting is that it's safer for many types of applications. The
double contact bayonet base is a little unusual and this is what many people
would call a push and turn base, as that's how it goes into the socket.
The wattage choices on this lamp are 20 or 50 watts, so there is some
flexibility as they are interchangeable. They also come in a narrow flood
or spot version, and the choice is yours. If you have high ceilings where
these are used, then perhaps the spot will help you get light down to where you
need it. If your area has a lower ceiling, then the flood would definitely
be to your advantage to use.
If you are a company or individual that cares about the color of the products that
you have or the presentation of the product, then the Sylvania AR70 halogen
light bulbs might be the right bulb for you. Because it has a whiter color
than other types of halogen that people find to be less than desirable.
For most buildings, these lamps are something that must be replaced because it
was something that was originally specified by the electrical engineer or the
architect. The good news is that we always have this Sylvania lamp in
stock, ready to ship, so you won't be caught without one yourself. Your
local distributor probably doesn't have these on the shelf and the price will be
much higher, so let us humbly suggest you order the AR70 halogen light here.
Sylvania calls their halogen line Capsylite and within that category are many
different configurations of bulbs. The variety ranges from standard halogen
floods to bipin halogen to the full spectrum variety called Daylight Plus. Whatever the
lighting need, there probably is a Sylvania lamp that will work correctly in
that situation. eLightBulbs.com is an online light bulb company that
offers the entire Sylvania catalog for purchase over the web. So whether you
need halogen, fluorescent or HID sources, we'll have the right bulb for your
need. In this case, we have the breadth of the entire offering of Sylvania AR70
light bulbs. We have
a large inventory of halogen bulbs for nearly every type of light fixture in the
field. If you need help identifying your light, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have.