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Halogen Desk Lamp Or LED Desk Lamp?  
User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

I'm looking for a lamp for my desk. I want a lamp that will give a more day light- light if you understand that? lol......

And no, the Sun is not an option.

Kind regards!

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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

I dont know much about LED, but halogen bulbs get very hot very fast....to the point of being fire hazards.....dosome research before you buy.


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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

Go LED. They offer a very good light source and have very low voltage draw. They'll also last an eternity.


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4835 times:



Quoting 57AZ (Reply 2):
They offer a very good light source and have very low voltage draw.

Are you sure that is voltage, or could it be current?



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4820 times:

I have a halogen light that is recessed under the cabinets above my desk along the whole length at home. It provides great light, I'm not too sure about the LED's though.

User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4807 times:



Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 3):
Are you sure that is voltage, or could it be current?

Should have been current. LEDs can provide whatever amount of light is needed. I would imagine that LEDs for interior use would produce a softer light than those intended for outdoors use. LEDs used for vehicle lighting can be very bright, even in broad daylight. Here in Tucson, Arizona the Tucson Fire Department and many of the surrounding fire departments have switched completely over from strobe and halogen based emergency lighting systems to LED lighting.



"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

I have a compact flourescent in my desk lamp, gives off a much warmer light. Don't care for alot of those pale "daylight" lamps. Just my .02 cents.


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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

LEDs can also give off a pretty "warm" light-just have to pick out the right one. The one thing that they will not do is generate a massive amount of heat.


"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

LED lights are ok if you're going to do a pelvic exam.  mischievous 

But incandescent & halogen lights are much nicer looking. Several companies now offer halogens in a 'daylight' output.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4732 times:



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 1):
I dont know much about LED, but halogen bulbs get very hot very fast....to the point of being fire hazards.....dosome research before you buy.

Go LED, cooler, energy efficient and safe around kids and pets. Another less costly option is to consider full spectrum fluorescent sunlight bulbs. Hope this helps.





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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

Also, halogen bulbs will burn out and can sometimes be tricky to find the right ones for desk lamps. LEDs last a very very long time. also, halogens can heat up an entire room fairly quickly- LEDs do not make much heat.

I would say go with the LED.


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

This is the one that a large chaine of hotels has in its CBR hotel. the one at the bottom of the page. I am going to get some the next time I need to replace my office lamp. It gave good light, and looks good too.

http://www.telbix.com/telbixaustralia_facet.html


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4686 times:

Halogen bulbs dont last long,LEDs do.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21462 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

LEDs deteriorate as well, just gradually by losing brightness instead of suddenly burning out.

User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4659 times:

I just recently bought a LED lamp from Argos. Does the trick pretty well, let's me read my books and notes etc on my desk with ease. Would be slightly better if it was a bit taller but for the price its pretty descent.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...14/Trail/searchtext%3ELED+LAMP.htm


BritPilot777



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User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4652 times:

I have LED Big grin Got it from Taiwan and these past 7 years, I only had to change my bulb once and it was because I broke it =.= heh. I (literally) got burnt by a halogen lamp once.



Cheers;
foppish bum



I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
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