Latest Tech News About Replacement Lighting

Why cheap isn't necessarily the way to sell LED bulbs

A guest blog, from a retailer that sells high-end lighting According to the United Nations Environment Program, there are approximately 633 million light bulbs currently in use in the UK. However, only about 20% of these are classed as ‘energy efficient’. Despite the potential energy saving benefits, homeowners are…

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Verbatim'sPAR16 GU10

Verbatim’s dimmable 8.5W PAR16 GU10 range delivers up to 660lmm and comes in a choice of colour temperatures, and are 25% more efficient than the firm’s previous generation. The firm is being good here – quoting 660 lm in a 90° cone. Total output is up to 690…

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Verbatim bulb scores 'best buy' at Which?

Verbatim, once a floppy disc company, is now an LED bulb maker. And it has won a ‘best buy’ rating at consumer organisation Which? Which? is impressive because its reviewers don’t just guess, it has its own test labs. It awards percentages to each item on test based on…

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Bulb maker starts to tackle sleep issues

Utah-based Saffron has launched the Drift Light, a smart LED light bulb designed to improve the transition to sleep. Electronics Weekly covered the effect of LED light circadian (sleep-wake) rhythms – scroll down to ‘Sleep’ here. There are a whole bunch of inter-related light effects in the eye…

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Induction lamp competes with LED on price

A US company is attempting to compete with LED light bulbs using induction technology. The Finally Light Bulb Company of Massachusetts makes a lot of claims about the quality of light – for example it has the “first energy-efficient A type light bulb that truly replicates the familiar warm and…

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Luxeon M aimed at outdoor lighting

Lumileds has announced Luxeon M, aimed at outdoor lighting, writes Steve Bush. With an 8mm2 emission area producing 900 lm at 700mA (Tj=85°C Vf=12V) from its 8W package, application in high-bay lighting is also expected. It will be released in three different colour temperatures: 3,000K…

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Sharp LED module is 50W HID halogen replacement

Ismosys has released details of Sharp Microelectronics 50W LED module which is capable of replacing traditional 50W HID halogen lamps in the same performance class, writes Richard Wilson. The 50W Mega Zeni features a luminous efficiency of between 3590 and 4770 lm, a light output of up to 100 lm…

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