Since their debut, Sunflower Highbays (or UFO Highbays as they are also known), have been cornering the market. Their huge leap in success falls to several key benefits held over their predecessors; the most versatile of which is their enhanced minimalistic profile and extreme light output. Through consideration of the sheer number of applications suited to Industrial Highbays, it quickly becomes clear just how many businesses and individuals can benefit from the new Sunflower Highbay advancements.

Such improvements are possible due to intense light outputs via the unique ‘Sunflower’ aesthetic, which allows for maximum heat dissipation contributing to the effective use of more powerful components and a more reliable running life. The nickname Sunflower attributes to the yellow centred chips which geometrically harmonise to mimic the visual characters of an actual sunflower.

Thanks to LED technology, LED Manufacturers are now able to produce LED fittings such as the Sunflower Highbay with higher light outputs than their Metal Halide counterparts whilst decreasing the power consumption by more than half.

The new and improved significantly smaller profile allows for much greater range of use, where previously Highbays, (LED or otherwise) involved large bulky Drivers and Reflectors that when combined created a tall and heavy unit. Though retrofitting options do exist in the form of LED Corn Lights and similar designs, these are ineffective comparatively and significantly more expensive, especially when compared to the benefits received from a dedicated Sunflower Highbay.

The absence of an exterior Reflector in the new Sunflower design, allows for a flat, non-intrusive floor facing profile and feature a much more compact Driver allowing for the LED chips to sit flush against the fixture. This not only creates a more streamline aesthetic, but also frees up otherwise occupied ceiling space – eliminating a potential complication with older Highbay models for warehouses featuring high levels of forklift use.

Many Sunflower Highbays feature strong polycarbonate lenses; providing extra durability and impact resistance. The improved Sunflower design would particularly benefit applications such as Gymnasiums and Sporting Arenas where damage from stray sporting equipment would be significantly decreased.

Many new Highbays take advantage of the slimmer design, offering adjustable arms to turn a ceiling mounted Highbay into a completely adjustable high powered Floodlight. Those rated to IP97 offer the most versatility with many businesses already substituting their traditional Floodlights for these adjustable, extremely luminous Sunflower Highbays.

Previously, heat was dissipated directly upwards through a hefty Driver housing often utilising a frilled design, whereas these new Sunflower Highbays make the most of their surface area through numerous cut outs and holes around the entire excess of the fixture. This allows heat to dissipate from extra positions that are completely separate to any components, further minimising potential wear from excess heat.

In summation, the advances of the new Sunflower Highbays amount to almost zero maintenance, longer lifespans and highly increased efficiency to name a few. Sunflowers are second to none in the current Industrial Highbay market.


Energy SchemeThe Essential Services Commission is responsible for bringing in the VEET Scheme back in 2009, along with it the ESS scheme in New South Wales and the EEIS in Canberra are fighting for the same goal to lower energy use and in turn pollution across Victoria, New South Wales and Canberra. They hope to accomplish this by offering rebates on energy efficient products, making the switch more affordable and encouraging investment with the ultimate goal of reducing green house gas emissions. Since then businesses have continually grown offers and options around this rebate scheme, despite the substantial accreditation processes required to become a supplier for these energy schemes sadly not all of these options are created equal. To clarify the significance of this statement correctly, utilising these schemes can yield immense savings for you the consumer through continual energy savings spurred on by the rebate funded energy efficient lighting. You can’t just trial and error your way through however as the rebate is available only once, therefore making the right choice the first time is essential. Lamps and fittings that fall within the schemes guidelines range widely in brand and model and with those varying suppliers comes varying levels of quality. Sadly the schemes efficiency requirements are solely focused on energy output, the overall efficiency and longevity of the light is not assessed nor assured. A lamp may run with fantastic energy efficiency but corrode quickly with time. If you’re looking to get the most of these rebates, long term viability is an obvious goal.

This post is not pushing to sway you in one direction or another but instead to point out the often overlooked fact that meeting the numerous schemes standards does not necessitate quality. As discussed, with such limited chances heading into the decision with as much information as possible is the key to a positive long term outcome.

Long standing businesses are a great place to start, new businesses started up to take advantage of the schemes, encouraged to make a quick profit but often without the necessary long term foresight and experience gathered over a long career to make informed decisions on their product. An established company that has existed before the schemes were put in place has already spent years choosing and culling product to find the level of quality required to conduct long term business. Another key factor to keep an eye out for is warranty, a long warranty shows faith in the product and allows the most time for you to reap the rewards of the scheme without fear of being left in the dark. It’s important to note that although a long warranty may seem foolproof you need to rely on the company to achieve a successful claim, a young company imposes more risk offering a warranty longer than the company has been in business should be treated tentatively, although there is no guarantee they will go out of business there is no assurance they won’t either. This loops back around to the first point of finding a long standing business increasing the chances dramatically that they will be around to fulfil the warranty for years to come.

Ultimately in any situation where one is spoiled for choice statistics demand that not all are going to be ideal, but knowing that discrepancies within the schemes exist and not all lighting and their suppliers aren’t created equal is half the battle, armed with that knowledge you can make a more informed and hopefully more fruitful business decision.

Comparing lamps or light sources when technical data is unavailable can be difficult

Comparing lamps or light sources when technical data is unavailable can be difficult

Often when choosing a suitable lamp, the choice can seem quite easy: one ‘simply’ has to select the most suitable power (Wattage) for the intended application.

However the choice can in fact be more complicated: there are standard filament light bulbs, halogen light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes and LED lamps of various kinds. All of these lamps have different Wattages, efficiencies and illumination patterns making the choice much more difficult often resulting in individuals making misinformed decisions when choosing light bulbs.

The power (Wattage) of a lamp does not correctly determine a lights output, hence this is an ineffective way of choosing suitable lighting. Wattages measure the amount of energy required to produce light, whereas Lumens measure the amount of light produced. To put it simply: The more Lumens in a light bulb, the brighter the light.

When shopping for new light bulbs, it is necessary to be aware of the Lumens rather than the Watts – especially for the energy conscious consumer. When looking at newer LED light bulbs, it takes far fewer Watts to create just as much light so Wattage ratings are no longer as useful. Before LED lamps, people cared more about Wattage than Lumens, although throughout the years, there have been major changes in technology within the lighting industry with a main objective being to develop bulbs that use fewer Watts to make more light.

It is a common misunderstanding that Lumens are the measurement of a lights ‘brightness’, Lumens are in fact a measurement of the total light ‘output’ of a lamp – Lumens can therefore be a more accurate source of measure because it educates us how the light actually performs regardless of the power source that produces it.

Luminous efficacy + life = Cost efficiency

LEDs use less Wattage than traditional light sources yet can produce an equally bright light. When evaluating LEDs, it is important to consider both Lumens and Wattage. Lumens per Watt is also known as luminous efficacy.

Efficacy allows us to objectively compare different lamps. The higher the Lumens per Watt, the better. This is because a lamp uses less energy to emit the same, or a greater amount of light. This in turn translates to less money spent on electricity costs for the same amount of light.

Most energy saving LED lamps have high luminous efficacy (more lumens per watt) and when taking into account the reduced power consumption alongside a high life expectancy (up to 50,000 hours) meaning decreased maintenance costs – it is easy to see why LED’s are considered a smart investment.

As an average comparison:

  • Incandescent lamps produce a luminous efficacy of 15Lm/W (lumens per watt)
  • Fluorescent lamps generally produce 70Lm/W but have the ability to get to 100Lm/W
  • LED’s can range from 80Lm/W right up to cutting edge of 160Lm/W

Comparing lamps or light sources in general when complete technical data is not available can often be difficult, also many consumers will not look into the fine print. The goal is to look for the correct and necessary information when shopping to make informed decisions.

For a simple and quick calculation to determine light energy saving, head to

Vibe supplies an ever growing network of lighting retailers and hardware stores, electricians, landscape designers, architects and builders with a wide range of lamps, light fittings and other electrical merchandise.

For your nearest stockist visit or contact ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301


IP Ratings are used to classify different degrees of protection against intrusion or immersion

IP Ratings are used to classify different degrees of protection against intrusion or immersion

The world is ever-changing and evolving around us and with the influence of technology as one of the largest factors, we are constantly made to keep up with the changes.

Technology in lighting has highly evolved and with the growing popularity of items such as LED lighting and smart phones, the public should be becoming more aware of IP ratings and their importance – let’s face it how many of us are frequently worried about dust or water damage to our precious phones? The same concern should also be directly applied to lighting.

Dust and water-proofing used to be features associated with the kind of tough phones you’d expect mountain-climbers to pack into their rucksacks. Or the phones people on construction sites take to work. Times have now changed and the ability to brave the elements in phones continues to develop. These days waterproof and water-resistant smart phones on the market are not huge ‘rugged’ phones, but sleek, pocket-friendly handsets with some of today’s best features.

Protected devices are judged by the Ingress Protection Rating, also known as the International Protection Rating (IP rating). This rating system is also directly applicable to lighting and is essential to products where it is important to monitor or stop the ingress of dirt and/or water (such as outdoor accent lighting, garden lighting and swimming pools/ponds as well as indoor areas where water is present such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries).

IP stands for Ingress Protection and is fundamentally a rating system developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission or the IEC. The system is now being used to classify different degrees of protection against intrusion or immersion. The IP rating is an informative way to communicate how well a product is guarded against dust or water from damaging a product 1

In an IP rating the first number always refers to dust protection, while the second refers to water resistance. For example, a rating of IP54 would mean a dust protection rating of 5 and a water resistance rating of 4. Dust-resistance levels go from 0 up to 6 while water-resistance goes from 0 to 9 (see table for further explanation)

When it comes to light fittings, many people are concerned if the fitting is suitable for their bathroom or outdoors. Rui Pi (Compliance Officer) from ANL Lighting states,

Some questions we often get from our customers are ‘is this fitting suitable for my bathroom’ or ‘are these fittings suitable for use outdoors or in wet areas near a pool’, so understanding IP ratings is fundamental knowledge for our representatives to pass onto our customers.”

As a recommendation, ANL Lighting suggest a minimum of IP65 for outdoor applications in temperate climates. Rui Pi suggests,

Generally we recommend IP65 for exposed outdoor lighting with the option to drop down to IP44 for covered areas i.e. Patios, where there is roof cover and low exposure to water and rain.”

Due to the growing popularity of beautifully landscaped gardens and outdoor accent features, alongside the concerns of product performance to natural elements such as dust and rain, Vibe Lighting are set to launch their new Elite series of LED Recessed Ground Lights and LED Outdoor Projector Lights.

With an IP rating of 68, the soon to be released Elite series of products offer supreme waterproof and dust protection. With the LED Recessed Ground Lights and LED Outdoor Projector Lights’ IP68 rating, coupled with energy efficient CREE LED chips, advanced construction and a 3 year warranty, makes these products the first choice for anyone looking for the perfect lighting solution to wet indoor or outdoor environments.

The Vibe brand of light fittings is synonymous with style and quality. Vibe supplies an ever growing network of lighting retailers and hardware stores, electricians, landscape designers, architects and builders with a wide range of lamps, light fittings and other electrical merchandise.

Please visit for further information on IP68 Exterior LED Fittings and to download specification sheets or call 1300 300 301.
1. IP Rating Chart. (n.d.). Retrieved from

This table represents the various levels of protection as well as what each number means:

(Protection against ingress of water)
0No Protection0No Protection
1Protected against solid objects over 50mm in size. Eg large tools
1Protected against vertically falling drops of water
2Protected against solid objects over 12mm in size. Eg fingers and hands2Protected against direct sprays of water with light tilted 15 degrees from vertical. Eg light rain
3Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm in size. Eg wires and small tools3Protected against direct sprays of water with light tilted 60 degrees from vertical. Eg strong rain
4Protected against solid objects over 1mm in size. Eg wires and bugs4Protected against sprays of water from all directions. Eg gentle spray with a hose pipe
5Limited protection against dust ingress, dust does enter but not sufficient enough to ruin item5Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions. Eg strong spray with hose pipe
6Totally protected against dust ingress - dust-proof!6Protected against strong jets of water from all directions. Eg cleaning light with high pressure hose
77Protected against temporary immersion in water
88Protected against continuous immersion in water (under conditions specified by the manufacturer)




surgeons working

Clean, clear and bright light is paramount to all medical staff

A hospital’s number one precedence is patient care. Improving patient care has become a priority for all health care providers with the overall objective of achieving a high degree of patient satisfaction.

‘The Australian health system is world-class in both its effectiveness and efficiency: Australia consistently ranks in the best performing group of countries for healthy life expectancy and health expenditure per person.’ (Doctor connect, 2015)

The quality of patient care is essentially determined by the quality of infrastructure, quality of training, competence of personnel and efficiency of operational systems. However, fundamental to any hospital effectiveness is the quality of medical and technical expertise and the equipment in practice. One (of the many) crucial aspects of medical diagnosis is from clinical observation.

Regular measurement and documentation of clinical observations are essential requirements for patient assessment and the recognition of health deterioration. An important aspect of medical diagnosis through clinical observation is the reliable detection of Cyanosis.

Cyanosis is a physical sign where the skin and mucous membranes give off a bluish discolouration, indicating that the oxygen levels in the blood are dangerously depleted. Cyanosis is associated with cold temperatures, heart failure, lung diseases and smothering. It is seen in infants at birth as a result of heart defects, respiratory distress syndrome, or lung and breathing problems. (Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2008) While pulse oximeters are used in operating rooms and recovery areas, there are areas within hospitals where these are not universally used and there are some medical conditions, for example where patients have poor peripheral circulation, which can make their use unreliable. In such instances,the ability of medical staff to reliably detect the onset of cyanosis by visual observation may be critical to a patient’s health and well being.

Colour is observed by reflection of light from objects. Daylight or artificial light sources are not optimal for detecting cyanosis. The detection of cyanosis requires an adequate light wavelength of around the 660nm. (Midolo, 2007) If the output is too low a patient’s skin colour may appear darker and they may be misdiagnosed. Subsequently, if the output is too high it may disguise the cyanosis and it may not be diagnosed when it is in fact present. The underlying key is that clinical staff cannot rely on visual detection alone.

Extensive clinical trials carried out at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney in the early 1970s identified a number of lamps that were suitable for reliable diagnosis of cyanosis. This led to the publication of AS 1765:1975 which included a graphical method of determining which lamps were suitable based on colour temperature and the colour rendering indices Ra and R13. An outline of the method can be found in AS/NZS 1680.2.5:1997 Appendix H.4

The lamps identified in the 1970s used halo-phosphor technology and generally had a continuous spectrum. In the 1980s, however, tri-phosphor lamps entered the market and over a period of time have replaced halo-phosphor lamps except for special purposes. Tri-phosphor lamps provide major efficacy and life benefits.

As part of a review of AS 1680 in the 1990s, Standards Australia Committee LG/1, Interior Lighting, revisited hospital lighting. Resources were not available to carry out the large scale trials of the 1970s, which had established the original cyanosis observation criteria. However, using the data from the first trials and the known reflective properties of blood, a methodology for calculating a Cyanosis Observation Index (COI) was established and published in AS 1680.2.5:1997. This publication sets out lighting recommendations for a variety of tasks carried out within hospitals and medical facilities, specifically for particular tasks associated with clinical observation, treatment and care.

The COI is a dimensionless number and is calculated from the spectral power distribution of a lamp. The methodology calculates the colour difference between blood viewed under the test lamp and when viewed under the reference lamp. To meet the Australian Hospital Standard and be suitable for detecting cyanosis in hospitals, all lamps must meet two criteria: a Cyanosis Observation Index of less than 3.3 and a colour temperature between 3200K and 5500K. Lamps with colour temperatures above 5500K provide false positive diagnoses of cyanosis and lamps with colour temperatures below 3200K results in failure to detect cyanosis.

During the development of the COI method and leading up to the publication of AS 1680.2.5:1997 a number of different lamps were assessed. At this time no triphosphor lamps or triphosphor based lamps were found to comply. It should also be noted that normal tungsten (incandescent) or tungsten halogen lamps generally do not meet the AS/NZS1680.2.5:1997 criteria although some special high colour temperature or filtered light sources will comply.

Modern lamps use rare earth-based phosphors which provide better colour rendering and provide more light output. Fluorescent lamps commonly in use may not have a continuous spectrum. When selecting lamps for the reliable diagnosis of cyanosis, Hospitals need to ensure that the lamps chosen have a COI of 3.3 or lower, have a colour temperature between 3200K and 5500K and are long lasting and cost effective.

In meeting such strict requirements, the COI compliant Hitachi AAA tube was developed. The Hitachi AAA tube uses a new type of high colour rendering phosphor for the highest CRI of 98 emitting the closest light output to natural light and reproduces all colours accurately. This fluorescent tube is suitable for hospital lighting applications in operating theatres, patient treatment rooms, consultation rooms, accident emergency areas and other areas that require close colour rendition of skin.

Since the research and work carried out based on the publication of AS/NZS 1680.2.5:1997 and prior in 1970, there are now several lamp types available in Australia that meet the COI and colour temperature requirements of AS/NZS 1680.2.5:1997. The Hitachi AAA fluorescent tube has a COI of 3.0, a colour temperature of 5000K and the highest colour rendition index of all lamps currently on the market.

Selection criteria for lamps for clinical observation:

The following selection criteria should be taken into account when selecting lamps for the reliable diagnosis of cyanosis:

  • COI of 3.3 or lower
  • colour temperature between 3300 K and 5300 K
  • lamp price
  • lamp availability
  • lamp life
  • lamp efficacy
  • lumen maintenance
  • lamp range

Moreover, with the continual influx of new technologies and the shift in focus for sustainable, energy efficient products, hospitals are continuing to look to the benefits of COI compliant LED lighting. LED technology has largely progressed and the technical development of LED continues to stride ahead.

Hospitals and healthcare facilities have some of the most rigorous lighting requirements of any setting. Clean, clear and bright light is paramount to all medical staff, whilst warm and welcoming environments can promote tranquillity for patients and visitors and denote safety. Hospital lighting must support the overall integrity of the most general – to the most highly specialised health care environments within the facility.

With such abundant amounts of electricity usage to be exercised, alongside the increasing outward cost pressures, it is paramount that hospitals make use of the benefits of LED lighting and its energy efficiency.

‘Energy efficiency’ entails using less energy to achieve the same level of outcome, or improved level of outcome for the same amount of energy. Improving energy efficiency offers economic benefits as it reduces energy consumption and thus energy expenditure. In an environment of increasing energy prices energy efficiency could stabilise energy expenditure.

Today’s LED lights are also more than 5 times energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights, cut energy use by more than 80 percent and can 10 times longer. The longer service life, reduced maintenance and lower energy requirements of LEDs result in substantial overall savings for any hospital or clinic.

Along with advantages such as energy-efficiency and controllability, the use of LEDs can help facilities managers lower maintenance costs because of their longevity. Hospital staff will spend less time maintaining the lighting and changing bulbs, which in turn potentially reduces the risks of install injuries such as ladder climbing, resulting in fewer accidents and work compensation claims.

Victorian public health services have been implementing energy efficiency initiatives for over ten years. Some of the more common initiatives include:5

  • installing more efficient lighting such as LED
  • installing lighting controls, for example motion sensors in infrequently occupied rooms, such as store rooms
  • installing variable speed drives for fans or pumps
  • installing newer and more efficient air-conditioning plant
  • installing air-conditioning controls such as time controllers that switch equipment off after hours
  • improving the maintenance of building systems.

Hospitals are focused on patient care and the patient experience, and lighting greatly influences the comfort of staff and patients. It is critical to foster environments that protect and promote the health and wellbeing of communities. The health and medical department plays a key role to communicate the importance of the natural and built environments to health and wellbeing of people.


1. Doctor Connect. (2015). Australia’s health system – an overview.
Retrieved April 28 2015 from

2. For Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: cyanosis. (n.d.) Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. (2008). Retrieved April 28 2015 from

3. Midolo, N.A. (2007) Lighting for clinical observation of cyanosis.
Retrieved April 28 2015 from

4. AS/NZS 1680.2.5:1997, Interior lighting, Part 2.5:
Hospital and medical tasks, Standards Australia, 1997

5. Sustainability in Healthcare (n.d.).
Retrieved from 

Vibes CALAIS 500 LED Outdoor Lighting

Vibes CALAIS 500 LED Outdoor Lighting

Vibes NEW CALAIS LED Outdoor garden lighting range will increase safety, security and ambiance in both commercial and residential areas.

Outdoor and garden lighting is essential for residential domains, but some may say even more so for commercial areas. Finding the right lighting for your business can enhance visual appeal to make it more attractive, drawing the attention from by passers as well as lowering the risk of liabilities. Great lighting creates atmospheric settings and positive experiences for your customers. Vibe lighting have acknowledged the importance of superior design and quality for lighting commercial businesses and residential areas and in recognition are pleased to introduce their NEW CALAIS 500 LED lighting range.

Via a contemporary aesthetic, these lights will enhance any exterior setting to meet the ever changing needs of the modern day consumer. Vibe’s NEW CALAIS 500 LED lighting range will illuminate and enhance applications such as shopping centres, hotels, restaurants and cafes, museums, marinas and retail stores.

Utilising high strength die casting body and bracket, with UV stabilised polyester powder coating for corrosive resistance, Vibe’s LED CALAIS Garden Lighting are as beneficial as they are stylish. A long 50,000 hour lifespan will ensure that night can be made luminous for approximately 8 hours per night for 17.1 years! With several different contemporary designs to choose from, each equipped with energy efficient chips (CREE LED or EDISON LED chips) and a 3 year warranty, be confident that your exterior lighting will add beauty, function and safety to your outdoor area.

Curb Appeal

With the ever increasing popularity of home and renovation shows such as The Block, House Rules and Better Homes and Gardens (to name a few) there is a constant display of exterior landscaping ideas and inspiration around us. Whilst it is clear that such TV shows are capitalising on Australia’s love affair with home renovation, for some the idea of styling the outdoors can be daunting and made last on the list of home priorities – it is outside after all.

Quite the contrary, a well-lit home or outdoor area presents a cared-for impression to the entire neighbourhood. With an improved entrance appeal, your home will appear warm and inviting whilst providing a delicate ambiance to the area.

There are a large variety of options when it comes to outdoor lighting designs, Vibe Lighting can assist to simplify this choice. Backed by impressive modern style and high quality features, Vibe’s LED CALAIS Garden Lighting range will set any exterior environment apart.

Nothing highlights and emphasises beautiful architecture or a well designed landscape quite like a carefully planned outdoor lighting scheme. From increasing safety and security to creating a warm and inviting environment, the benefits of outdoor lighting are all positive. Here are a few things to consider:

Safety and security: Outdoor lighting can add safety in a variety of ways. Illuminate patios, decks, gardens, playgrounds, pool or outdoor seating areas as well as walkways, side-walks, driveways, garages and entryways to ensure safe navigation. Exterior landscape lighting is also a proven primary deterrent to residential crime.

Comfort: A garden with landscape lighting can bring a whole new setting to the home and provide the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining. Extend your living areas by lighting your outdoor landscape. Your family and friends will envy your enchanting, ambient and useful outdoor area.

Appearance: By providing reliable, high quality and aesthetically pleasing LED garden lighting, Vibe’s LED CALAIS lights will ensure your exterior stands out from the rest. When night falls, make your garden shine.

To find out more about Vibe’s LED CALAIS Garden Lighting, please contact ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301.



Vibes ELEGANT LED Track Lights Series

Vibes ELEGANT LED Track Lights Series

The lighting industry is continuously changing and updating, not only in technology but also in design. To keep on trend, it is important for lighting companies and retailers to embrace these new developments and provide a wide variety of lighting solutions for their clients to choose from.

Vibe Lightings product development team are on the forefront of innovation to ensure they meet the current market demands.

Their new ELEGANT series of LED Track Lights certainly brings these qualities and requirements to the table. They are all unique in design, have the latest lighting technology and are modern and sleek in appearance.

Most of the Track Lights are available in Black and White and have a long life span of 50,000 hours. They are environmentally friendly and are built from high strength aluminium, which is solid and shockproof.

Due to their modern design they add a very sophisticated look to many applications, such as:

  • Promotional Areas
  • Hotels
  • Retail Stores
  • Exhibition Buildings
  • Museums
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Residential Areas

Most of these track light fittings can be tilted in different directions, which means you are able to highlight any area of a room you wish making them very versatile.

Please see the below table for specifications on all available ELEGANT Track Lights:

Track Light Table Comparison





* Other beam angle options are available on selected track lights

For further information, please call ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301

Vibes LED Customisable Strip Enclosure

Vibes LED Customisable Strip Enclosure

Strip Lighting is becoming more popular for use in unconventional places and being used to replace fluorescent and incandescent linear lighting. Vibe Lighting have a range of strip lights in various wattages and colours, and have recently added an LED customisable strip enclosure to their range.

This LED strip enclosure is compatible with most LED strip lights and has been designed to make straight linear lighting easier. Product Development Manager Stephen Forsyth says Vibe Lighting have provided the perfect solution for protecting LED strip and in the process has created afluorescent tube like diffusion‘.This allows the LED strip with its individual LED chips (which can sometimes be a glare source) to have a smooth spread of light, which softens the look completely. Thiscustomised aluminium extrusion is easy to install and can be used for continuous linear installation and run for as long as you require. The aluminium profile not only encases the strip, but also works as a heat sink to maximise the life of the LEDs. By staggering the PMMA diffuser over the joins of the aluminium backing, it provides rigidity and a straight clean line to provide the best finish for your design.”

Vibe’s customisable LED strip enclosure is available in standard lengths of 300mm, 600mm and 1200mm, but is able to be customised to any length required to suit the application needs. Providing more options on displaying your lights, this strip enclosure can be surface mounted or recessed. It comes with a frosted PMMA diffuser, as well as end caps and mounting brackets for easy installation.

Vibe’s strip enclosure is IP44 rated, meaning that it is protected against objects greater than 1mm affecting operation and protected against splashes of water from getting in and damaging the strip.

These strip enclosures are ideal for use under shelving, cove lighting, in corridors, for signage, for decoration in exhibitions and events, and anywhere else you may want linear lighting to feature.

The Vibe brand of light fittings is synonymous with style and quality. Vibe supplies an ever growing network of lighting retailers and hardware stores, electricians, landscape designers, architects and builders with a wide range of lamps, light fittings and other electrical merchandise.

To find out more on Vibe’s LED customisable strip enclosures, contact ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301


Vibe LED PLC Lamps

Vibe LED PLC Replacement Lamp

Vibe LED PLC Replacement Lamp

Have you had trouble looking for a suitable LED replacement for existing PLC lamps? Well, you’re in luck! Vibe Lighting are now introducing their NEW Vibe LED PLC Lamps.

Vibes PLC lamps reduce your power consumption by up to 50% and have a long lifespan of 30,000 hours. They come in two wattage variations: an 8W LED which replaces an 18W PLC and a 12W LED that replaces a 26W PLC. These lamps are both available in either 3000K (Warm White) or 5000K (Natural White). The width is 35mm, but they do vary in height, with the 8W being 135mm and the 12w 165mm.

Product Development Manager Stephen Forsyth says: “The Vibe LED PLC 2-pin lamp has a high power factor of 0.87, that is equal to 5 times that of standard 2-pin PLC lamps. They will put money back into your pocket, due to the high energy efficiency and extremely low maintenance.”

Their unique, professional design and beam angle of 120° make them ideal for applications such as

– Offices
Clubs and
Nursing Homes

These PLC lamps come with a 3 year warranty, an SAA approved certification and a high CRI of 80, leaving you with peace of mind. Please note that these lamps are not suitable with electronic ballasts, but will work with magnetic ballasts or through direct connection.

The Vibe brand of light fittings is synonymous with style and quality. Vibe supplies an ever growing network of lighting retailers and hardware stores, electricians, landscape designers, architects and builders with a wide range of lamps, light fittings and other electrical merchandise.

Vibes New LED Floodlight Range

Vibes New LED Floodlight Range

Vibe lighting is now showcasing their newly designed LED Floodlight range, which are a suitable replacement for Metal Halide floodlights.

They are a solid machined aluminium unit, with a black gloss powdercoating and have a polycarbonate face protecting the CREE LED chip inside. The fitting is IP65 rated, making them resistant to dust and water.

Vibe’s Product Development Manager, Stephen Forsyth says: “At Vibe Lighting we are always looking at providing a premium product by taking advantage of increasing improvements in technology and developments in design, while using quality materials. Vibe’s new range of 6 series LED Floodlights ticks all of the boxes, producing a high light output at a low energy consumption.”

In the LED Floodlight range there are 6 wattage variations, all having a life span of 50,000 hours. Please note that as the wattage increases, so do the dimensions and weight of each fitting.


Lumen output





35W Metal Halide

180 x 140 x 120mm



70W Metal Halide

225 x 183 x 125mm



100W Metal Halide

285 x 250 x 100mm



150W Metal Halide

280 x 250 x 155mm



250W Metal Halide

320 x 250 x 158mm



400W Metal Halide

422 x 340 x 158mm

All the fittings come with a flex and plug, have a colour temperature of 4000K (Cool White) as well as SAA approved certification.

These fitting can be used just about anywhere:

  • Sporting Arenas
  • Carparks
  • Abattoirs
  • Security lighting
  • Warehouses
  • Farms
  • Sheds
  • Gardens

The Vibe brand of light fittings is synonymous with style and quality. Vibe supplies an ever growing network of lighting retailers and hardware stores, electricians, landscape designers, architects and builders with a wide range of lamps, light fittings and other electrical merchandise.

Please call ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301 for further information