Frequently Asked Questions

A halogen lamp, also known as a tungsten halogen, quartz-halogen or quartz iodine lamp, is an incandescent lamp consisting of a tungsten filament sealed into a compact transparent envelope that is filled with a mixture of an inert gas and a small amount of a halogen such as iodine or bromine.

Halogen lamps are small, lightweight and easy to produce. A typical incandescent light may last up to 1000 hours, while a halogen light can last over 2500 hours. Halogen lights produce a color temperature closer to that of the Sun, which is whiter in color compared to the orange color given off by incandescent lamps.

A halogen light bulb is more or less like an incandescent bulb. The one major difference in its construction is that a small amount of halogen gas is added inside the light bulb. An incandescent light bulb has argon gas in it.

Parabolic Aluminized Reflector

The PAR size number can be easily converted to inches by multiplying the PAR number x 1/8 (0.125). A PAR36 bulb, for example, has a diameter of 36/8ths or 4 inches.

Amglo Kemlite Laboratories is a global manufacturer of specialty lamps and was established in 1935.  We service O.E.M. equipment manufacturers and distributors in the fields of aerospace lighting, airfield lighting, medical lighting, vehicular lighting, obstruction lighting, railroad lighting and laser lamp industries.

Lumens measure how much light is being emitted from a bulb. More lumens mean it's a brighter light; fewer lumens mean it's a dimmer light

No, Amglo lamps are not regulated by the DoE. Amglo manufactures specialty lamps and are exempt from the DoE.

Yes, in many cases the halogen will be the exact replacement with longer life, increased CRI and higher color temperature. The old technology incandescent headlights have a 500 hour life and the 200,000 candela light output diminishes over the life of the lamp. Amglo halogen headlights, due to the contained filament in a halogen gas environment, last 2000 hours (30 volt) or 4000 hours (75 volt). Also, Amglo halogen headlights output over 200,000 candela for the life of the lamp as per FRA/TC requirements. See our website for the FRA compliance documents.

Typically, such lamps use a noble gas (argon, neon, krypton and xenon) or a mixture of these gases. Some include additional substances, like mercury, sodium and metal halides, which are vaporized during startup to become part of the gas mixture.

A flashtube, also called a flashlamp, is an electric arc lamp designed to produce extremely intense, full-spectrum white light.

A xenon arc lamp is a highly specialized type of gas discharge lamp, an electric light that produces light by passing electricity through ionized xenon gas at high pressure.

Simmering is the process of keeping a steady state of partial ionization after the initial triggering of the xenon flash tube. Simmering prevents the electrode strain related with constantly discharging a lamp that is not ionized.

Triggering is the start of discharging through a flash tube or arc lamp. There are four methods of triggering flash lamps. The most popular for design is parallel triggering

Amglo manufactures many different custom designs for OEM along with many off the shelf flash tubes.

Candlepower (abbreviated as cp or CP) is an obsolete unit of measurement for luminous intensity. It expresses levels of light intensity relative to the light emitted by a candle of specific size and constituents. The historical candlepower is equal to 0.981 candelas. To calculate, divide the lumens rating by 12.57, using your calculator. For example, if your lamp is rated at 12.57 lumens, divide by 12.57 to determine that it has an output of 1candlepower.