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When you choose a lamp from our LED lamp range, you can be sure you’re getting a highly energy efficient and cost-effective lighting solution. With some lamps lasting up to 45,000 hours and offering up to an 85% energy saving compared to halogen alternatives, customers will find that by simply changing to LED, it’s possible to recoup their investment within a year.* Read on to discover how LED lamps can help save You money, reduce your carbon footprint and improve your quality of light.

Incandescent lamps

Replacement lamps 30%

with energy saver halogens

Replacement lamps 50%

with energy saver halogens

Replacement lamps 80%

with energy saver halogens

25W

18w

5-6W

35W

25W

 

40W

28W

28W

7-9W

50W

35W

 

 

60W

42W

42W

11-12W

75W

53W

14-16W

100W

70W

18-20W

150W

105W

23-27W

200W

140W

300W

200W

500W

350W

 Energy saving lighting and your health

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) contain very small and safely contained amounts of mercury (as do the “traditional” fluorescent tubes that are widely used today). The use of mercury is required for any fluorescent lamps in order to radiate light. However, mercury is not emitted and therefore they are completely safe to use.

Disposing of compact fluorescent lamps

Contact your local recycling authorities for information about the correct electronic waste disposal procedures in your area.

How to dispose of a broken compact fluorescent lamp

It is very unlikely that a broken lamp with mercury in it will have an impact on your health. If a lamp breaks, ventilate the room for 20-30 minutes. Remove the broken parts using gloves and put them in a closed plastic bag in the disposal bin. Do not use a vacuum cleaner to clean up the broken lamp.

Understanding the cost of energy savers

Over its lifetime an energy saving lamp can save around £70 just by replacing a 100 watt incandescent with a 20 watt energy efficient light bulb. The purchase price of energy saving light bulbs has traditionally been more expensive than “traditional” incandescent lamps because they are more complex to produce.

Common myths about energy saving lamps

Myth: Energy saving lamps will not fit in many luminaires.

Fact: We offers a wide range of very compact energy savers in various shapes so that they fit in virtually any luminaire.

Myth: Energy saving lamps radiate a dull, pale light.

Fact: Our LED range radiate light of consistently high quality, supporting the rich colours of your home; when seeking extra sparkling light.

Myth: CFL energy saving lamps take up to 5 minutes to reach full brightness.

Fact: Our LED provide high brightness within seconds. In addition, all halogen and LED based energy savers provide full brightness instantly.

Myth: Not all energy saving lamps can be used with common home dimmer switches.

Fact: LED & halogen based lamps dim exactly like incandescent lamps. Make sure you check the information on the packaging for details.

EU directive

In March 2009, the European Union legislated the gradual phase out of energy inefficient lamps in homes, industry and public buildings in order to conserve significant amounts of energy and reduce CO2 emissions.

What does this mean for you?

Starting in September 2009, energy inefficient light bulbs will gradually disappear from retailers’ shelves, so you will no longer be able to buy them. But do not worry as there are plenty of alternatives available to you in energy saving lamps that help reduce your energy bill and preserve the earth’s resources

What is the phase out schedule?

Sept 2009

All frosted/coated lamps
All clear lamps of 100 W and up, below energy efficiency class C

Sept 2010

All clear lamps 75 W and above, below class C

Sept 2011

All clear lamps 60 W or higher

Sept 2012

All clear lamps below 60 W

Sept 2013

Increased performance standards will be put into place

Sept 2016

All clear lamps below class B

Not affected are:

Directional lamps like spotlights.
Lamps for special purposes (e.g. appliances) and linear incandescent lamps with a special base

You can continue to use “traditional” lamps

It is not illegal for you to continue to use “traditional” lamps in your household. The new EU law only regulates sales by retailers, but we strongly recommend switching to energy-saving lamps.

More helpful lamp packaging

The new EU directive also affects the information provided on the packaging for energy saving lamps. Extensive product information will be required and implemented by 2010 at the latest. All packaging will state the wattage of a lamp, the energy level and the light colour.

What does this mean for the EU?

Currently, 14% of the electricity used in Europe is spent on lighting. However, by simply changing five inefficient lamps for energy saving bulbs you can save 1640 kg of CO2 and reduce your energy bill by £425. Just imagine the impact if everyone did this!

LED QUICK COMPARISON TABLE

Name

Wattage

Base

Light output

Colour Temp

Lifetime

Other Features

Dimmable

Novallure

LED candle

2w

E14

 

50IM

WW

W

20,000

Clear, Frosted

NO

Novallure LEDlustre

2W

E14 E27

50IM

WW

W

20,000

Clear, Frosted

NO

LEDbulb Glow A60

8W

E27 B22

470IM

WW

25,000

Omni-directional light

YES

LEDspot NR63

7W

E27

1000 CD

WW

CW

45,000

25° and 40°

beam angle

YES

LEDspot GU10 Perfect fit

3W

GU10

850IM

WW

35,000

25° beam angle

NO

LEDspot GU10

7W

GU10

1000 CD

WW

W

CW

40,000

25° and 40°

beam angle

YES

LEDspot LV MR16

4W

GU5.3

720CD

WW

W

45,000

24° beam angle

NO

LEDspot LV MR16

7W

GU5.3

1270 CD

WW

W

25,000

24° beam angle

NO

LEDspot LV MR11

3W

GU4.0

450CD

WW

CW

30,000

24° beam angle

NO

LEDspot Par 305

11W

E27

1880 CD

WW

45,000

25° beam angle

NO

LEDspot Par 38

16W

E27

2800 CD

WW

45,000

25° beam angle

NO

WW = Warm White

W    = White

CW = Cool White

 


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