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

Cheap LEDs: buyer beware

Potentially fatal LED lamps have been seized at UK borders as authorities try to protect consumers from hazardous products. Emma-Lily Pendleton reports on the real cost of cheap LEDs.

How Matalan balances great light with great value

How Matalan balances great light with great value

Rick Marshall is part of the team overseeing the introduction of LED lighting at budget fashion chain Matalan, and one of the top speakers at next month's Lighting for Retail and Hospitality conference.