What is difference between halogen and infrared lamp? How do they relate to each other?
A halogen lamp, is an incandescent lamp that has a small amount of a halogen such as iodine or bromine added, also known quartz iodine lamp. It uses the tungsten filament as a source to generate power. Halogen gas and tungsten filament combination works together to produce the light.
Infrared lamps transmit infrared radiation or IR light to the body that is being heated. It mahes use of the elecromagnetic radiations that are not visible to naked eyes. Due to this special feature it is used in many security applications as well as it is beneficial for health.
• A halogen lamp emits 95 % of light that is within infrared wavelength field and its energy characteristic is basically the same as with infrared lampsr. Back to top • How fast can moisture analyzer with halogen lamp heat up? • It can heat up the pan up to 200C from the ambient temperature within 2 minutes, much faster than by infrared or sheathed heater method. Back to top • What is SRA filter like? • SRA stands for Secondary Radiation Assist and is an innovative heating method A&D developed for the MX/MF moisture analyzer. The old method where halogen lamp directly heats sample on a pan, cannot heat the sample evenly because of the difference of the varying distance between the lamp and the sample. SRA improve on this and can heat the sample up evenly with the secondary radiated heat by the glass placed under the lamp, which is placed there in order to emit even heat down to the sample. (Patent pending).