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The UK is saving billions of pounds a year thanks to the ‘unseen’ benefits of reducing energy demand, according to a new report.
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.
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.
Lighting plays an important role in reducing carbon emissions.
I had meeting a few years ago with Samsung about their strategy to enter the lighting market, and hotels was one of the entry points they believed they could attack.
To satisfy the demands of designers and customers who remain misty-eyed about halogen lighting, Integral LED has designed a retrofit GU10 LED lamp that it says matches the aesthetic qualities of halogen. The 2700 and 4000K Classic Glow lamps replace standard 50W halogen lamps but use only 6.8W. The output is 380 lumens, more than the lamp it is designed to replace. It’s the cunning reflector and lens design that recreates the sparkle of the energy-guzzling halogen. A ‘fly’s eye’ filter in front of the COB light source projects light forward at high intensity but protects onlookers from glare.
LG Chem claims to produce the world's largest, more than 12 inches in both width and length. The price is big too.
Despite pushing LEDs hard, the lighting industry says consumers will be lost if halogen is taken away too soon. And it has other reasons for a reprieve. Part one of our two-part series on the ban. (Tomorrow: Why it should go ahead).
Facility managers and lighting manufacturers will benefit from a change to the way LED luminaires are categorised for recycling. Find out how the latest announcement from the Environment Agency affects you.