Halogen downlights are very classy, space efficient, good ambiance and many more reasons why people use them. On the down side, it is a ticking time bomb that may explode anytime, it is a fire hazard that may cause your life or your property.has provided a warning that "halogen downlights create a lot of heat and if they are not correctly insulated, installed and maintained they can cause a fire".
Some facts about halogen lamps are:
- Visible light spectrum: 380-800 nm
- Color Temperature: >3000 K
- Inert Gases: Krypton, Argon, Nitrogen with a halogen (Iodine or Bromine)
- Bulb Temperature: >250oC
Halogen lamps temperature are very high that it is beyond the kindling point temperature of most residential construction materials such as wood and insulation.said that "downlights need not present a fire hazard if insulation and down-lights are installed correctly".
In addition to all these tips in, avoiding the use of halogen downlight is the best solution. If ever, as a property owner who is actually inclined of using downlights but want to avoid the risk, an alternative solution which is energy efficient and does not pose as a fire risk is the LED downlight.
Some features of a LEd downlights are:
- Direct replacement to halogen downlights
- Energy efficient (only 3 watts)
- Low Voltage (only 12V)
- Color Temperature: 3000K
- Lifespan: 30,000 hours (30X Halogen)
- Lumens: 180Lm
If you are still using halogen downlights, it is now the time to assess the possibility of replacing them with LED downlights.