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Posted: 7/12/2003 6:01:50 PM EDT
I assume xenon is better, kind of like the expensive cars that give off the bluish tint? I noticed Surefire lights are xenon and insight aka M3 and etc. are halogen. Any really advantages except for price? And is a 65 lumen xenon comparable to a 90 lumen halogen?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 6:25:18 PM EDT
I know Xenon is way more expensive.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:27:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2003 1:34:42 AM EDT by Size15s]
Xenon is one of the inert gasses that can be used to fill a bulb. A halogen gas (such as bromine) can be added to cause a redeposition of a portion of evaporated (read "lost") tungsten back on the filament at high temperatures. This is done to extend filament life. There's a brief discussion of the tungsten-halide cycle included in the write-up [url]http://www.gilway.com/html/appl-tungsten.html[/url] (BTW, these are not my words. I'll see if I can find the post I stole them from) Al
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