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First post so better say howdy. Sorry if this is in the wrong section as well, wasn't too sure.
My question is whether a halogen bulb provides similar light to a "daylight" bulb, and whether they're labelled as daylight bulbse?
Halogen bulbs are NOT daylight bulbs. Daylight bulbs are basically lightbulbs with a light bluish hue, sort of a sky blue, hence "daylight." They'll be labeled "daylight" bulbs in the store (most hardware stores sell them), and they'll usually look like a regular lightbulb with a baby blue "frosting" or coating on them.
So why bother with them? Well, because the traditional incandescents (and even the newer fluorescents) are designed to light up a room at night, and present a softer, pleasing light that is supposed to be easier on our eyes when doing things like reading. The lights tends to be "tinted" a more amber or yellow color. Our eyes adjust naturally for this, and don't notice, but if you ever see a photo of a mini where the background, which is supposed to be white, looks brown or yellow, chances are good the photographer used ordinary indoor lights. The tinted blue light that comes from daylight bulbs is brighter and "cleaner," and will provide a more natural look. I highly recommend them. They're cheap, and just one bulb will last you a long time, since you'll probably only have it on when you're shooting.
EDIT: I doubt halogen bulbs put out the same quality of light that daylight bulbs do, and since my guess is you'll pay more for halogen bulbs, I still say stick with the daylights.
An off the shelf Halogen bulb has the same tungsten filament in it as a regular incandescent. What makes it a 'Halogen Lamp' is just the different gases sealed inside. If anything, the Halogen gasses make the color even warmer (more yellow). You can get 'full spectrum' or 'daylight' Halogens just like you can regular incandescent bulbs.