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Why Buy LED’s?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Testimonials | Comments Off

Why Buy LED’s?

LEDs or light emitting diodes are highly energy efficient. They have a long life—lasting up to 50 times longer than incandescent lamps and 2 to 5 times longer than fluorescent lamps. This makes them ideal for hard-to-access locations. LEDs are durable and can withstand vibration and shocks. They are not affected by regular on-off switching, which is good for areas such as bathrooms. In addition, they are at full brightness as soon as they are switched on and many are fully dimmable. How do LEDs work? LEDs are a type of solid-state lighting...

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Why are Low Voltage Halogen Downlight Lamps Being Phased out?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Technical | Comments Off

Why are Low Voltage Halogen Downlight Lamps Being Phased out?

From April 2012, this included an import ban on 50 Watt extra low voltage 12 volt tungsten halogen multifaceted MR16 dichroic reflector lamps. The average measured wattage for these lamps is now required to be no more than 37 Watts. This means 35 Watt and other new technology lamps may still be used. Why are these lamps not energy efficient? ‘Low voltage’ does not mean low energy. In fact, they consume 50 lamp Watts plus the transformer losses, which are often overlooked because transformers are hidden from view in the ceiling or wall. We...

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