"If you think you're too small to make a differenceâ€¦try slepping with a mosquito in the room." -- Dalai Lama
SKU:715711 10 Pack
MPN (Part No.):715711 10 Pack
Lighting Code:X2000â„¢ Xenon: Festoon, Rigid Loop, Rigid Loop Cap
Nominal Length (Inches):1.75
I had the opportunity to give a STEAM presentation to an entire school with teachers and parents in the audience. Â The presentation was supposed to incorporate how Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math are important in lighting. Â Most of us are not scientists and most of us do not understand the difference between Xenon bulbs and Halogen bulbs. Â I am not a scientist, my mom however was an AP Chemistry teacher and when I told her I would be speaking science to a room full of kids a part of her may have wanted to puke. Â She knows I can't talk about science. Â ThisÂ wonderful women would spend hours at the dining room table when I was a kid trying to teach me simple science. Â So when you think Xenon or Halogen I know you are going back to fuzzy high school memories trying to remember what these words mean. Â So I will do my best to keep this simple.
Xenon and Halogen bulbs are essentially a form of incandescent, using a tungsten filament within the glass that ignites or lights up when electricity flows through it. Â The difference between a xenon and halogen bulb is the type of gas that is enclosed with the bulb. Â Obviously Xenon bulb uses Xenon gas and a Halogen bulb uses Halogen gas. Â One of the most important reasons manufacturers add gas to the lamp is to extend the lamp life. Â Xenon is the more expensive gas, it is odorless and it is colorless. Â Customers will prefer a Xenon filled lamp because when Xenon is stimulated with electricity it will produce a brillant, bright-white light. Â A xenon lamp can also last 5 to 10 times longer than a halogen bulb.
I also have to admit that that STEAM presentation may have been one of my worst presentations. Â I wasn't able to travel to Chicago to give a live presentation and we tried to set up a zoom presentation. Â We had so many technical difficulties, I am pretty sure I botched the science and what makes it worse, my mom was in the crowd. Â She told me afterwards that I should not be allowed to talk Science to our future - a room full of bright minds that will one day be running our country. Â I promise you this, If I ever have another chance to give a STEAM presentation, I will memorize the science portion and I may have my mom write it so I don't start making things up.
Thanks again for listening and if you have any questions just call a lighting specialist at GoodBulb 1.701.205.4953 and please do one thing to make someone smile today.
XENON LAMPS: brillant bright-white light
XENON LAMPS:last 5 to 10 times longer
Thomas Edison:Did not invent the light bulb
Humphrey Davy:first investigated basic idea of light
Over 115 Years:How long the Centennial bulb has been burning