Any incandescent or halogen light bulbs can be referred as a “heat lamp” because, regardless of wattage, they are actually more effective at generating heat than light. If you’re interested in keeping food warm, well then order up! Whether for the buffet carving station or the kitchen pass-thru, heat lamps help ensure the cooked meal will be served piping hot, as intended, along with warmers and chafers. Halogen lights can be relied upon to help maintain temperatures for freshly cooked food, but they also have applications as replacement lighting for stages, studios, projectors and other uses. Offerings vary by bulb base type, ANSI code, voltage and other considerations.