What material is used as the filament in incandescent light bulbs?

Answer Modern incandescent light bulbs use tungsten wire as the material for the filament. This is because a tungsten filament has a melting point around 3400 degrees Celsius, well above the temperature n... Read More »

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What element is used as the filament in light bulbs?

Today's light bulb filaments are made from tungsten. Since tungsten has the highest melting point of any metallic element, it can withstand the high heat inside a light bulb. Early filaments were m... Read More »

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Can metal halide bulbs be used in incandescent fixtures?

Metal halide bulbs will not work in incandescent fixtures. Most metal halide bases are larger in diameter than incandescents and have a different screw thread size, requiring what is called a mogul... Read More »

Can standard incandescent light bulbs be used for appliances?

Yes, standard incandescent light bulbs can be used in appliances. However, you can save money and energy by using compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs instead of incandescent light bulbs. Since CF... Read More »