The borosilicate glass's fire resistance and physical strength make it ideal for use in laboratories where it is used to make laboratory equipment such as beakers and test tubes with high durability. In addition, the minimal exposure of the borosilicate glass bend allows the volume of the borosilicate heat container to provide accurate measurements over a period of time.
In the middle of the 20th century borosilicate glass tube coolants were used (usually distilled water) to pass high power vacuum tube based electronic devices such as commercial broadcast transmitters.
Glass cookware is another common usage, and a borosilicate glass pie plate is almost an American standard plate. Borosilicate glass measuring cups, marked with markers, illustrate graduated measurements and are also widely used in American kitchens.
Aquarium heaters sometimes come out of borosilicate glass. Due to its high heat resistance, it can tolerate great differences in the temperature of water and nichrome heating elements.
Many high quality flashlights use borosilicate glass for the lens. This gives a higher ratio of light transmittance than plastic and low-quality glass compared to the lens.
Professional lighters and pipes are made of borosilicate glass. The high heat resistance allows the tube to tolerate the use for longer periods of time, and these pipes are also more durable.