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Sep
05
VIBE E27 Energy Saving CFL Downlight

VIBE E27 Energy Saving CFL Downlight

Switching to energy efficient lighting just got a whole lot easier with the E27 Energy Saving Downlights from VIBE Lighting.

The VIBE E27 Energy Saving Downlights are an energy efficient alternative to incandescent lighting with 80% more energy savings than standard incandescent lamps.

VIBE Marketing Co-ordinator Stephanie Leung: “With the new Building and Construction Authority regulations requiring a maximum of 5 watts per square meter, the Vibe E27 Energy Saving Downlights are a perfect way to replace banned incandescent lighting with an approved, energy efficient alternative.” T2 CFL technology will ensure high light output, quick start and an 8,000 hour long life from your CFL downlight. These improved, brighter fittings are perfect for domestic and small commercial applications. The energy saving downlights come complete with a die-cast aluminium reflector to enhance light spread and a frosted glass diffuser to minimise glare, making these fittings not only extremely efficient but also an attractive addition to any home.

The VIBE E27 Energy Saving Downlights are uniquely designed with large terminal blocks and an adjustable lamp holder to make installation easier than ever. The energy saving downlight range is available in a stylish white or satin chrome finish with an 11W, 15W or 20W T2 spiral compact fluorescent lamp with colour temperature options of warm white or daylight.

About VIBE

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.

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Nov
23
Earthmate - Environmentally Friendly CFL

Earthmate - Environmentally Friendly CFL

This is Earthmate, Australia’s most environmentally sensitive compact fluorescent light globe according to its distributor ANL Lighting, who is hoping it will become our most switched on green globe.

From its 100% recycled packaging to its compact size, the mini Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) is super energy efficient, long lasting and contains as little as 1mg of mercury ­ 80% less than most other globes which have 5mg of mercury ­ and a major step forward in the product recycling process.

ANL says Earthmate has been designed to reduce greenhouse emissions by reducing the amount of energy used in lighting.

Domestic, commercial and industrial lighting consumes around 25% of all electrical energy generated. The aim of  Earthmate is to reduce that figure and fight global warming in three key areas:

  • Earthmate consumes 75% less energy than incandescent globes
  • Earthmate will last up to 10,000 hours ­ up to 10 times longer than incandescents
  • Earthmate contains as little as 1mg of mercury most other globes contain 5mg or more

ANL Lighting Marketing Manager Stephanie Leung says Earthmate is a leading international example of Environmentally responsible product lifecycle and design.

It starts in the manufacturing process using 80% less mercury, lead free solder and other developments and continues through packaging using 100% post-consumer waste ­ even our ink is soy-based!

The product itself is very efficient and when it comes time to recycle Earthmate contains as little as 1mg of mercury which can be re-claimed and used in dental healthcare.

Their small size is also a plus for the environment in terms of transport and storage.

Recycling experts estimate the mercury from just one globe – 5 mg – leaching from landfill into the water table – is enough to contaminate 5000 litres of drinking water.

It is estimated Australians currently recycle less than 2% of all light globes with more than 70million going to landfill annually.

Designed to fit into most fixtures, the Earthmate range of light globes ­ available in both bayonet (BC) and screw-in (ES) models  (also available in small bayonet Cap (SBC) and small screw-in (SES) models for 7 watt range)-  are compact, bright and provide a soft, warm light similar to incandescent models.

Typical applications for Earthmate include general lighting, recessed can lighting, table lamps, floor lamps and ceiling fixtures.

At 70+ lumens per watt for high efficacy and instant on flicker free start up, there is no need to sacrifice the quality of light while benefiting the planet.

Available in two different colour temperatures – 2700K and 5000K – and multiple wattages, Earthmate globes are a bright choice for any situation.

There’s an Earthmate replacement globe for almost every residential application including:

Earthmate Conversion Guide
7W (CFL)    30W (Incandescent)
11W           ­   60W
15W ­             75W
20W ­            100W
23W ­            120W

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Mar
09

Victorian poultry growers could save hundreds of thousands of dollars – just by changing a light bulb.

Micro-brites - Mike Shaw President VFF Chicken Farmers

Micro-brites - Mike Shaw President VFF Chicken Farmers

For years the humble 75- watt incandescent globe has played an invaluable role as controlled lighting has been widely used to stimulate bird growth and egg production.

But rising power bills and the ban on the sale of inefficient incandescent globes have growers looking for more efficient forms of lighting.

Latest globes to undergo trials are the Micro-Brite Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) which are said to require much less wattage, consume up to 80% less power and last 18 times longer.

President of the VFF Chicken Meat Group, Mike Shaw – who has successfully trialled the Micro-Brite globes – said the industry was looking for production efficiencies right across the board including alternatives to incandescent lighting and power useage.

Micro-Brites have been recently evaluated for qualities such as longevity, robustness and light output – along with other competitors – at Mike’s Moorooduc sheds.

“ An average broiler shed has at least 70 globes and with close to 500 VFF member sheds across the state that’s a lot of globes, a lot of power saved and reduced costs for our grower members,” he said.

“ It is something we are looking at closely – for growers this is a win win situation both for the environment and for their hip pocket,” he said.

CCFL is the same lighting technology as used in laptop computers.

An expanded range of Micro-Brite CCFL lamps from ANL Lighting has recently been introduced to Australia – ideal for many agribusiness applications including the chicken meat and egg industry, dairy and horticulture.

The Micro-Brite range, which is dimmable and flashable, is setting new standards in efficiency, power and longevity.

As well as being super efficient, the Micro-Brite range (currently 3, 5 & 8 watt) are rated to last 18-25,000 hours – that’s four times longer than Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and a massive 18 times longer than incandescent lamps.

The soon to be released 15W Micro-Brite CCFL will be the world’s leading dimmable fluorescent lamp with 750 lumens to replace incandescent lamps in dimmable applications that require more light output than lower wattage CCFLs.

Micro-Brite’s cold cathode technology allows it to dim to 10% of its light output without flickering.

Virtually the same size and shape as incandescent lamps, Micro-Brites can be used in virtually any interior or exterior application where incandescent lamps are currently used including Hollywood or Las Vegas style perimeter signage lighting.

ANL Lighting Managing Director Eddy Awad: “ For exterior lighting, industrial lighting and in agribusiness where entire industries rely on the energy efficiencies of compact fluorescent lamps but still want the versatility of incandescent lamps, the Micro-Brites come out shining.”

“ They can be flashed, strobed and work with dimmers and are indistinguishable from the incandescent lamps they replace – except for the vastly reduced running costs,” he said.

Typical applications will include general and track lighting, table lamps, signage, exterior, architectural and accent lighting.

Key features of the Micro-Brite range:
• Expected life up to 25,000 hours
• Savings up to 80% on energy costs
• Brighter and more cost effective than LED
• Available in clear and pure white finish
• Long life cuts down on maintenance and lamp replacement cost
• Available in colours pink, blue, green, red
• Higher lumen output from smaller dimensions
• Low operating temperatures
• Immediate start – no flicker

Comparison Incandescent Vs Micro-Brite
Lamp Type 40W 8W
Hours per year 8,760 8,760
Watts per year 350,400 70,080
KWH per year 35,040 7,008
Kilowatt hour rate 0.15c 0.15c
Cost per socket $52.56 $10.51
Total cost for 18,000 hrs $108.00 $21.60
Total No of sockets 100 100
Total energy consumption $10,800.00 $2,160.00
Lamp cost (GLS $1/M$30) $18.00 $30.00
Labour cost est. $25 P/H $75.00 $4.20
Total cost per socket $201.00 $55.80

MicroBite Poultry Farmers Poster

MicroBrite-Brochure

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Jan
19
Microbrite Energy Saving Lamps

Microbrite Energy Saving Lamps

An expanded range of Micro-Brite Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) are shining new light on the outlawed incandescent lamp replacement market and setting new standards in efficiency, power and longevity.

Now with a range from 5W to 15W (the equivalent of incandescent lamps 15W to 60W) the Micro-Brites shine just as brightly – but consume a lot less wattage and up to 80% less power.

As well as being super efficient, the Micro-Brite range, distributed in Australia by ANL Lighting, is rated from 18-25,000 hours – that’s four times longer than Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and eighteen times longer than incandescent lamps.

The 15W Micro-Brite CCFL is the world’s leading dimmable fluorescent lamp. With an output of 750 lumens the 15W Micro-Brite will replace incandescent lamps in dimmable applications that require more light output than lower wattage CCFLs.

Micro-Brite’s cold cathode technology allows it to dim to 10% of its light output without flickering. Unlike incandescent lamps that undergo colour shift when dimmed, the 15-watt Micro-Brite dims with consistent 2700K colour.

Virtually the same size and shape as incandescent lamps, Micro-Brites can be used in virtually any interior or exterior application where incandescent lamps are currently used including Hollywood or Las Vegas style perimeter signage lighting. They are flashable and dimmable to 10%.

ANL Lighting Director Phillip Hill: “ For the hospitality, retail, entertainment and medical industries who rely on the energy efficiencies of compact fluorescent lamps but want the versatility of incandescent lamps, the Micro-Brites come out shining.”

“ They can be flashed, strobed and work with dimmers and are indistinguishable from the incandescent lamps they replace – except for the vastly reduced running costs,” he said.

Typical applications will include general and track lighting, table lamps, signage, exterior, architectural and accent lighting.

Key features of the Micro- Bright range:

  • Expected life up to 25,000 hours
  • Can save up to 80% on energy costs
  • Brighter and more cost effective than LED
  • Available in clear and pure white finish
  • Long life cuts down on maintenance and lamp replacement cost
  • Available in colours pink, blue, green, red
  • Higher lumen output from smaller dimensions
  • Low operating temperatures
  • Immediate start – no flicker
Comparison Incandescent Vs Micro-Brite
Lamp Type 40W 8W
Hours per year 8,760 8,760
Watts per year 350,400 70,080
KWH per year 35,040 7,008
Kilowatt hour rate 0.15c 0.15c
Cost per socket $52.56 $10.51
Total cost for 18,000 hrs $108.00 $21.60
Total No of sockets 100 100
Total energy consumption $10,800.00 $2,160.00
Lamp cost (GLS $1/M$30) $18.00 $30.00
Labour cost est. $25 P/H $75.00 $4.20
Total cost per socket $201.00 $55.80

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