Re: 130V vs 120V Halogen Bulbs
In the US it's common to find 130V bulbs sold as "long-life" bulbs. A 100W 130V bulb will consume about 92 watts at 120V, and probably output even less light than a 100W 120V bulb.
A properly rated 120V "long life" bulb will still have lower lumens than a regular bulb of the same wattage, but be more expensive than a 130V bulb -- and not be as dim.
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