The Ultimate Saving Money With Halogen Bulbs Quiz
by Staff
Everybody wants to save a buck and with halogen lighting you not only save money, but help save the environment. Take this quiz to shed some light on halogen bulbs.

What criteria are important in choosing a light bulb?

  • It has to be a good brand, generate strong light and be easy to install.
  • It has to illuminate, be a pleasing color and be affordable.
  • It has to reflect your mood, highlight your fine taste and fit in with the décor.

What kind of products are manufacturers attempting to make that help the environment?

  • green ones that are green in color
  • small ones that are compact
  • efficient ones that use low energy

Which of these is a good choice for budget-conscious homeowners?

  • incandescent lights
  • halogen lights
  • spotlights

An incandescent light bulb contains a filament made of:

  • mercury
  • tungsten
  • silver

What do the halogen gases surrounding the filament in a halogen light do as it burns?

  • They return the tungsten particles that have fallen off to the filament.
  • They release carbon dioxide.
  • They project extra light.

Why are halogen bulbs becoming increasingly popular in the auto industry?

  • because they can be mass produced for automobile factories
  • because drivers can see better at night with them and they don't need replacing often
  • because they are a status symbol

How do halogen bulbs compare in size with other types of lighting?

  • halogen bulbs are more compact
  • others are more compact
  • they are equivalent in size

When was the incandescent light invented?

  • more than 50 years ago
  • more than 100 years ago
  • more than 200 years ago

What is a disadvantage of the fluorescent light bulb?

  • It has to be replaced often.
  • It doesn't work as a dimmer.
  • It costs a lot to run.

What are the safety concerns regarding a fluorescent light bulb?

  • The mercury within is a disposal problem.
  • It is surrounded by a thin layer of glass.
  • It gives off noxious fumes when in use.

What is the average lifespan of a halogen light bulb?

  • 750-1,500 hours (of burning time)
  • 1,000-2,000 hours (of burning time)
  • 2,000-4,000 hours (of burning time)

Whereas incandescent bulbs produce 12 to 18 lumens per watt, halogen ones produce _____ per watt.

  • 15-25
  • 16-29
  • 18-35

What causes the halogen light bulb to produce more lumens per watt?

  • its increased temperature
  • its programmed chip
  • its size

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) might be the home lighting of the future. Currently, they are _____ than any other lighting source on the market.

  • four times more efficient
  • more expensive
  • less available

What is the finding of the California Energy Commission vis-à-vis lighting as part of a home's utility costs?

  • It amounts to about 25 percent.
  • It amounts to about 50 percent.
  • It amounts to about 75 percent.

A single 100-watt incandescent light would cost approximately $48 to run per:

  • day
  • month
  • year

If you are hesitant to switch your incandescents for halogen lights as the main lighting in your home, what is the minimum you could do?

  • Use halogen for recessed or task lighting.
  • Start a support group for like-minded people.
  • Just use halogen sometimes, like on weekends.

The equivalent lighting produced by a 100-watt incandescent light bulb would require a:

  • 60-watt halogen bulb
  • 75-watt halogen bulb
  • 100-watt halogen bulb

Compared to an average $1 for an incandescent bulb, how much does an average halogen bulb cost?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 8

Is there a specific downside to using a halogen light in your home?

  • Yes. It gets very hot, which can be problematic in the summer.
  • Yes. It gives off a funny-colored light.
  • No. It is advantageous in every way.