Monday, 14 May 2018



LED MR16 downlights come in affordable 5W to 10W led bulbs, with an easy installation process, it’s hard to ignore such a great product. 
LED MR16 downlight bulbs are the only alternative bulbs designed to replace most of the low voltage lighting halogens. LED MR16 downlights generally last up to 50 times longer than halogen and consume only about 10% of the energy.
MR16 produces a very low voltage. In some cases, this low voltage is lower than the transformer/ LED driver in order to start its operation. The transformer can start its work from 10watt or 15watt, but the LED MR16 is only 7watt or 5watt.
In this case the voltage is lower than that of the driver or transformer. Therefore, if we want to connect the LED MR16 down light with this driver it will not work. In order to make it work we need to combine two or three LED MR16 down lights . Also, the distance of the transformer from the LED MR16 down light could be responsible for some effect on the quality of light.

The LED MR16 warm white globe are UV radiation free, meaning that the globes won’t attract any nasty insects.
As the globe is LED it will light up immediately and will not flicker. It generally runs on 12 volt and has a 7 watt which equals to an old 50 halogen. It comes in a range of colour temperatures like 4000K, but the most popular 3000K. It also comes in dimmable and non-dimmable versions. The beam angles of this light are very popular and come in 60 degrees or 36 degrees. Providing up to 340 lumens and only consuming 5W, this LED globe will reduce your power costs.
Due to the globe having little to no heat it will also provide safety around your home. The longevity of the lamp could go up to 40000 hours. The most popular brand producing this light is Philips. Though there are other brands also like GE or OSRAM and Deluxlite. But, the Philips ones are compatible with most of the drivers.
Please visit our LED Lighting Catalogue - to find out more about our LED Downlights range.


5 REASONS YOU SHOULD SWITCH YOUR FLUORESCENT TUBES FOR LED5 Reasons you should switch your Fluorescent tubes for LEDFluorescent tubes have been the most common lighting source in offices and other indoor commercial spaces for decades. And there’s no doubt why – they’re bright, somewhat energy saving in the case of the newer T8s, and efficient.
But while they’ve reigned number one for so long, there’s a new competitor in town – the LED tube.
LED was in the past seen as too expensive a replacement. The technology was new, and the options on the market were limited.
These days, though, LED is becoming as commonplace as halogen and fluorescent was in the past, and prices are becoming more competitive every day – no to mention the existence of government subsidised upgrades such as VEET.
So, it’s clear the time has come to consider upgrading to LED. But what are the benefits, and how do you pick what’s best for you?   
  1. No UV: LED lighting doesn’t emit the same harmful light radiation as Fluorescent, such as UV rays. This reduces the discolouration that can be caused by UV rays to fabrics and signage, and also reduces eye strain to workers – especially important in office areas.
  2. Longer Lifespan: Like all LED technology, LED tubes last up to 50,000 hours, up to 4 times longer than T8 Fluorescents. This means you would save changing your lamp up to three times with LED.
  3. Safer Lighting: LED Tubes contain no mercury or glass, not only making them safer, but also less prone to fragility compared to fluorescent tubes.
  4. Energy Saving: LED technology uses 80% less energy than it’s counterparts, saving you costs on your energy bills.
  5. No Heat: LED Tubes produce little to no heat, whereas fluorescent needs high temperatures to produce light. This not only reduces the risk of a blowout but means the office won’t heat as much from the lights. It’s been shown that the change is so significant, that it will even reduce the need for air conditioning!
Want to learn more about how LED is changing the lighting landscape? Read our LED page for more info.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018



While the switch from traditional highbay lighting to LED may seem like the obvious choice, many are still sitting on the fence when it comes to making the upgrade. Industrial spaces such as warehouses, factories, and manufacturing facilities traditionally use older technology such as metal halides for their lighting requirements. When the time comes to replace a lamp, more than a few businesses will opt to simply replace old technology with old.
This is the easy choice, and perhaps the short-term savings choice – but not the most commercial option. While biting the bullet to upgrade to a high-quality circular LED highbay may seem like a large investment, the long-term savings and benefits are not to be overlooked.
led highbay

Long lasting in life and lumen:

New LED Highbays last up to 50,000 hrs vs a metal halide’s 11,000, and this doesn’t just affect the time to needing replacement.
While a conventional highbay will significantly reduce in lumen output as time goes on, new LED highbay’s will keep 95% of their initial brightness up until obsolescence. This more than makes up for the lumen reduction one will see in halogen vs led discussions.
Not only that, but every year LED technology improves, increasing the lumen output while keeping wattage low – and keeping the lights even more compact. Take the Deluxlite UFO Highbay as an example, it reaches up to 19,500lm while operating at just 150W!

Employee safety and productivity: 

Metal halide lights, a type of HID (high intensity discharge) light, have a dangerous history of overheating and exploding from high pressure. While this is associated as an end of life behaviour, halides can fail and explode, even when new. This presents a risk not only to employees, but the entire facility. Exploding lights can lead to fire and property damage.
Circular LED highbay lights mitigate this risk as they do not run hot, nor do they have a history of issues like the metal halide.
They also produce a better-quality lumen, and can be easily adjusted to point towards workstations and other areas where a concentration of light will benefit employees.

Energy saving and carbon footprint:

Industrial spaces like warehouses, factories, and manufacturing facilities are known for their high electricity bills and the detrimental carbon footprint they produce. Replacing old halides with LED Highbays will quickly help with both the presented issues.
LED’s produce far less heat and UV, use up to 70% less energy than a HID light, and last longer. Less replacement’s means less carbon produced in their manufacturing – and a lower electricity bill for you.

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If your interested in how LED light technology can benefit your business in other ways, read up on our MR16 LED blog.