Halogen lamps are commonly used in the home and office. They are a form of incandescent lamp that contains iodine, significantly prolonging their useful life, and allowing their filaments to burn hotter than other bulbs. While they are generally more efficient than other incandescent lamps, they are less effective than LEDs.
LEDs, or Light Emitting Diodes, work by passing electricity through a semiconductor, producing photons. An LED can provide more usable light per unit of energy than a halogen lamp, which allows them to shine brighter, and longer, from the same amount of electrical charge. LEDs also produce very little heat, relative to other light sources, so less energy is wasted. Obviously, this means that they're better for your electrical bills, and for the environment as well.
However, LEDs are not suitable for all uses. Glare can be a problem, as they do not work well with light fittings designed for other types of lamp. Because of this, many light fittings are now designed specifically with LEDs in mind.
If you're interested in reaping the benefits of LED technology or want to upgrade your existing halogen-based lighting system but aren't sure if it will work for you, a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to discuss your lighting needs with you.