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.

Philips selling off OLED group

Philips selling off OLED group

Poor cousin to LEDs in the company's shift to services. 'In discussions with several potential buyers' according to one report.

Surprise! Osram's earnings rise

Surprise! Osram's earnings rise

If you don't count the cost of all those layoffs, that is. And LED sales are still losing money. The new CEO, who has joined from outside the industry, flags bigger changes.

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.