How to connect a halogen lamp
To begin with we shall understand, what is a halogen lamp, or the like can be heard in the "halogen" of the people, and what its benefits are. Halogen is a sealed capsule of the tubular shaped quartz glass, filled with a gas mixture (iodo or bromo). Due to the quartz tube can withstand higher temperatures, which increases its light output - 1.5-2 times compared to incandescent lamps. Gas heating evaporation slows the body that increases the lamp life as compared to conventional. So, if you need a bright light and a heap, then this article is for you.
Instruction how to connect the halogen lamp
Decide what you need to lamp 220 V or 12 V, if the lamp will be fixed in the basis of their easily-meltable or combustible material, then buy a lamp on 12, but in this case you still need to connect the transformer.
After buying the lamp, pick up for her terminal that they are securely fastened to its electrodes, and they can be easily insulated.
If you connect the lamp for 12 volts, you need to select the transformer. The transformer must have the input voltage is 220 volts, and the output 12-10 volts. Power is chosen based on the number of connected tubes. For example, if you need to connect 3 lamps of 50 watts the transformer must be designed for a capacity of not less than 150 watts. Too large power transformer is not worth taking, as this is directly dependent on its size and price. Choose a transformer a good company, it is a thing which is not worth saving.
If you choose the lamp 220 V, then connect it with the terminal directly to an AC power source through a switch. The polarity of the connection does not matter.
So, you should receive the following wiring diagram: For lamps 12: power source - switch (hang on a zero, not the phase) - transformers - parallel connection of lamps. For lamps 220: power source - switch (hang on a zero, not the phase) - parallel connection of lamps.