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Should you go for halogen or incandescent lights when you pick your standard dental exam lights?

Monday, September 22, 2008

There are all kinds of factors to consider when you are trying to decide between halogen and incandescent dental exam lights. With the incandescent you can guarantee you won’t have any trouble finding replacement bulbs. As the older of the two kinds of lighting, things like maintenance and replacement are easier to access. However, it’s often harder to control the heat given off by these kinds of bulbs. On the other hand, with halogen lighting, you can look forward to longer bulb life and know your lighting is better for the environment than standard bulbs. Even though incandescent might be a little easier to find parts and labor for, halogen is quickly catching up and you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the products and services you need to keep your halogen dental exam lights working correctly. Between the two, it’s really up to your preferences.
Keep in mind that all kinds of dental exam lights are available in both styles of light bulbs. You will also find that manufacturers have worked hard to provide dental lighting options that are both functional and attractive.

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