Ramselaar’s filament lamps

Ramselaar’s filament lamps

A new range of clear LED lamps, including candles and globes. These lamps have the same dimensions as conventional incandescent bulbs. All are dimmable and with a very warm colour temperature of 2200K. They’ve been used in venues including the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation, housed in a 19th century Amsterdam canal house, and the Van Loon Museum, another canal house conserved in the style of the 18th century.

UKLED’s LED filament lamps

UKLED’s LED filament lamps

UKLED was one of the first companies making LED candles that look like this, with the old-fashioned ‘filament’ style appearance. The LED candles have a warm colour temperature of 2750K and use just one to three watts of power. Lux was very impressed with them when we reviewed a sample last year.

Dim-to-warm lamps from Megaman

Dim-to-warm lamps from Megaman

Megaman’s new LED lamps don’t just look like incandescent, they behave like it. Dim them down below 100 per cent, and instead of keeping the same colour temperature, as most LEDs do, they become warmer in colour, just like incandescent. Take them from 100 to 10 per cent and the colour temperature shifts from an already warm 2800K to a very cosy 1800K. LED lamps with the ‘Dim to Warm’ technology include candles, classics, MR16s, AR111s and integrated LED downlights, all of which offer a long life of up to 35,000 hours and high lumen maintenance. 

The CFL filament lamp

The CFL filament lamp

Yes, it looks like a filament lamp, but it’s not. Believe it or not, it’s actually a super-narrow fluorescent tube, in a bulb, that looks similar, but uses just an eighth of the energy. The technology behind the Factorylux bulb was developed by a Dutch lighting company called NDF, set up by a group of former Philips employees. In the UK, Urban Cottage Industries has been selling the original pear-shaped Eco-Filament lamp since last year, and now sells more of them than real filament lamps. 

Award-winning design from Toshiba

Award-winning design from Toshiba

Toshiba won a Lux Award back in 2012 for its candle lamp, which judges described as having ‘the soul of an incandescent’. It features ‘faceted crystal optics’ to mimic the sparkly glow of a filament lamp, and it’s dimmable. Just the thing for chandeliers, decorative luminaires and table lamps.

Dimmable retrofit lamps from Philips

Dimmable retrofit lamps from Philips

With a warm colour temperature of 2700K, Philips’ dimmable Master LED candle lamps are ideal for general and decorative lighting in the hospitality industry. Drawing upon inputs from chandelier makers and designed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the chandelier or luminaire, not only when lit but also when not, these lamps come in a classical slender shape with a unique, eye-catching lens design. They produce a beautiful sparkling warm light that delivers huge energy savings and minimises maintenance cost.

Clear candle lamps from TCP

Clear candle lamps from TCP

TCP’s clear 5W LED candle can replace a 30W incandescent. It has a colour temperature of 3000K and a life of 25,000 hours. This lamp will sit beautifully anywhere around the home and is perfect for chandeliers and decorative fittings, TCP says.

Sylvania recreates incandescent in LED

Sylvania recreates incandescent in LED

This LED lamp from Sylvania gives you the squirrel cage effect with none of the energy wastage. Sylvania has been producing lamps of all kinds for more than 90 years, and now it’s putting its expertise into recreating the look and feel of incandescent and halogen, using LEDs. This lamp is part of its new Toledo Retro range which also includes GLS, globe and candle lamps, all with a warm colour temperature of 2700K. 

New lamp from Integral

New lamp from Integral

The Integral LED 3.8W retrofit candle (clear finish, large bayonet, white base) delivers a warm light and brightness, similar to a 25W filament bulb. It features high output, multi Seoul LEDs and an anti-glare lens. The candle range from Integral LED are manufactured from the latest LED technology and components to ensure superior light output and to offer excellent energy savings when compared to halogen or incandescent equivalent products.

Unique optics from Osram

Unique optics from Osram

Unique optics in the new Osram LED classic portfolio radiate at angles of up to 300°. The optical design is consistent across all lamp types, giving uniform appearance, and lower costs.

Cheap LEDs: buyer beware

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Osram's bestselling GU10 lamp

Osram's bestselling GU10 lamp

For spotlighting heat-sensitive products – and for general spotlighting, display cabinets and exhibition areas – Osram’s bestselling GU10 retrofit lamp is the Parathom Par 16 50 36° ADV. The lamp comes in three flavours of white: 2700, 3000 and 4000K. It is also dimmable, has an expected life of 25,000 hours and a five-year guarantee. Energy consumption is 5.3W and Osram says the lamp is less likely to be incompatible than traditional low-voltage MR16s.

Light in its purest form from Sylvania

Light in its purest form from Sylvania

Sylvania has expanded its LED product range with the RefLED+ ES50 V2 360 lm retrofit GU10 lamp. The device is shallow, with a full diameter, faceted lens. This maintains the traditional lamp aesthetic, but the full front face lens with no visible heatsink from the front also makes it suitable for use with any colour downlight. The lamp has been designed with Sylvania’s PureForm ethos at its heart. It has a shape consistent with the traditional lamp to ensure it can be physically retrofitted to any fitting. Non-dimmable and dimmable versions are available, consuming 5 and 5.5W respectively.

Twice as bright and lasts just as long

Twice as bright and lasts just as long

Verbatim has launched a range of professional PAR16 LED retrofit lamps with a GU10 base with an output of up to 660lm – almost twice as bright as a standard 50W halogen spot lamp. The products have an advanced heatsink design for effective heat dissipation. This, along with improved airflow and the latest chip-on-board technology, means the lamps can be driven harder without overheating and last for up to 40,000 hours. Single focus diamond cut optics that allow light to be dispersed in a defined manner, avoiding glare, stray light and hotspots associated with many competing products.

Throw out those mains-voltage halogen spots

Throw out those mains-voltage halogen spots

Philips’ Master LEDspot MV is a spotlight for public areas where lights are on all the time, such as lobbies, corridors and stairwells. Lamps in the Master LEDspot MV range cut energy and maintenance costs but are still bright. They should pay for themselves within a year. These LEDspots are designed as a retrofit replacement for halogen or incandescent spots. The dimmable versions are more efficient still, and help create the desired atmosphere. The DimTone function creates a warmer tone when the light is dimmed to lower intensities.