Keeping Halogen Floor Lamps Safe
Halogen floor lamps are becoming more and more popular for those looking to light a room. Not only is the light pure, it is also not nearly as harsh as fluorescent lighting. In addition, these lights are superior when used for reading, piano lamps and as spotlights to showcase artwork in your home. Traditionally halogen was mostly used for outdoor lighting however it is now widely used inside the home. But some people continue to worry that halogen lamps may also come with a hidden danger.
Some claim that halogen lights have been the cause of house fires because they tend to burn at much higher temperatures than lamps which use incandescent bulbs. However, if you properly use a halogen light and follow the guidelines given by the manufacturer, you should have no problems using one of these lamps in your home.
First, be sure to always follow the instructions that accompany your new light. These are there for a reason and when followed, you shouldn’t have any problems properly displaying your light. Next, never use your halogen floor lamp near curtains or fabric of any kind. This is because the heat built up from the lamp can heat the fabric and eventually create a fire. In addition, don’t use halogen lamps anywhere they could be easily knocked over. Be sure to never leave the lamp unattended as they can get hot quickly. Be sure to turn it off when not in use. When the bulb does eventually burn out, be sure to let it cool completely and turn the lamp off before changing it out. In addition, when changing the bulb be sure to wear gloves as the oils left on the bulb from your skin can result in damage. If you follow these steps, you should have no concerns over fires or overheating.
Halogen lights have several advantages over fluorescent bulbs. For example, halogen bulbs last between two thousand and 35-hundred hours saving consumer money from always having to change bulbs. They also come in many sleek and contemporary designs which appeal to students and other adults. These lights are easy to install and work well in pretty much any room in a house. Halogen floor lamps are available in home lighting stores as well as department stores and can be found online as well without having to search too hard.