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2.4.3 Replacement of conventional halogen lamps by Infrared Reflective Coating (IRC) halogen lamps

2.4.3 Replacement of conventional halogen lamps by Infrared Reflective Coating (IRC) halogen lamps

Description

The innovative IRC technology increases the efficiency of halogen lamps by reflecting a major part of the generated useless IR radiation back to the coil where it is converted into visible light. The infrared reflective coating at the outside of the burner acts as an IR mirror but it lets nearly 100% of visible light pass through.

Benefits

  • High efficiency halogen lamps save between 30% and 40% of the energy that consume conventional halogen lamps while maintaining the same chromatic characteristics and the same luminous intensity

  • The installation of these lamps do not require any special equipment and a conventional one can be directly replaced so it is recommended the application of this measure in a progressive way as installed lamps are burnt out
  • They have a lifespan 60% more than the conventional ones

Limitations

  • Fire risk

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. Around 10 euros/unit.
Payback: low. Less than 1 year.

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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