240v R7S Linear Halogen Bulbs
R7S Linear Halogen Bulbs
The R7 halogen lamp is a long shaped bulb that is normally used in floor lamps, wall fittings and garden flood lights. There are two sizes available in 78mm being the smallest, and 118mm the largest. Wattages range from 100w to 500w and the average lifetime of an R7 is around 3000 hours. The brighter 500w is mainly only ever used in outdoor flood lights, it is extremely rare to find any interior light fitting that would take a single bulb with a 500w consumption.
R7 bulbs are held securely in place by two contact points that are spring loaded. This makes it very easy when it comes to changing the lamp, as it's simply a case of allowing the bulb to cool, then moving the bulb to one side to release it from the connector.
The Lighting Superstore offer these in singles or packs of ten which are offered with substantial discounts. Some packs of three in certain wattages are also available. It is always advisable to avoid touching the glass when replacing halogen lamps. The oils that naturally exist on your hands can leave a residue behind that seriously affects the lifetime of the bulb.