Halogen lights have been sneaking
onto the shelves of your local
retailers for several years. Many look
similar to "regular" light bulbs until
you look at the price tag.
After a new federal law takes effect
in 1995, you'll be seeing a lot more
halogens. The Federal Energy Policy
Act of 1992 set minimum efficiency
standards for light bulbs (technically
called lamps). These standards will
eliminate many less efficient lamps
now on the market. Many familiar
reflectors (parabolic aluminum reflectors,
or PAR lamps) will disappear.
Halogen products will fill the gaps.
Tungsten halogen lamps offer
• They use 10% to 40% less energy
than traditional incandescents.
• The color is "whiter" and sharper.
• They last longer, typically from