Halogen lamps are able to burn halogen gas. They can be used in cars ,boats as spotlights, and they are also suitable for home use. For domestic use they operate at a lower voltage, saving energy as compared to other conventional light fixtures . They have a modern, sleek look to them, and give off a very bright light, some claim that this light brings out colours better. Halogen lamps have become popular because of their ability to last a long time, and their energy efficiency . One of the strange downsides is that if you touch the bulb, it shortens the lifespan of the bulb. For this reason, some would rather not hassle with the halogen bulbs, while others find that the money they save by having an energy efficient light fixture makes up for an inconvenient bulb.