My first encounter with linear halogens is now, that I've rented an apartment, so excuse me if I give unnecessary specs or ask silly questions.
I have two linear halogen bulbs I want to replace with something more power efficient.
One is a 78mm 220-240V 150W bulb, it's a 3-part bulb (3 distinct "bubbles" inside the bulb) and there's KX writing on it. It's in a small hallway and heats too much, making passing or standing near it uncomfortable, and it's also too bright for its purpose.
The other is a 118mm 230V 500W bulb, 4-part. Written on it is OSRAM Haloline 64702. It's in the living room but resides in a lamp with no shielding grill or net, so it's a death trap to all kinds of flying insects (that produce an awful smell when they burn), and it's also too power hungry. It's dimmable but I don't need a dimmer there.
I've found some CFL and LED bulbs that fit these lamps, but they're too expensive and I'm really not sure about their quality.
Do you know of any such replacement bulbs that can fit my needs in terms of light emitted and cost?
100w fluorescent - not CFL, but a long straight tube, or a combination of some circular ones. My parents have a 72w ceiling lamp that gives good light and is composed of two circular fluorescent bulbs, a 32w and a 40w. It cost less than 50$ some years ago and only needed bulb replacement once, and that was fairly cheap also.