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Dec
21

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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.

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May
25

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.

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Apr
04

01-VBLDL-241-1Vibe’s NEW  Professional 12W 131 LED downlight range is proof that you don’t need to compromise on quality to get an exceptionally low price.

These architecturally designed fittings are both modern & sleek and are a perfect replacement for any existing areas where halogen downlights are being used and are also ideal for new projects no matter how big or small.

The Vibe 12W LED Downlight range are a complete fitting and will be sure to add improved value to any Domestic, Commercial or Industrial application.

Some applications may include Homes, Hotels, Museums, Exhibitions, Restaurants, Cafes, Promotion Areas, supermarkets, office buildings, reception areas and bars.

Their permanently reduced prices make them affordable for any customer who is looking for a user friendly, yet superb looking product that is environmentally friendly (no mercury) and will assist in reducing energy and maintenance costs due to their long life of 40,000 hours.

Three different styles are available in this range, the Round Gimbal fitting is available in White and Satin Chrome and the Round or Square Fixed fitting which is available in White only, each giving them a professional yet versatile look. A colour temperature choice of either 3000K (Warm White) or 4000K (Cool White) is also available for each fitting.

**A dimmable version is also available.

So ACT NOW and visit your local lighting Wholesaler and ask to see Vibes NEW AMAZING LED Professional Downlight range – you’ll also be AMAZED by the quality and the low prices!

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Mar
19

Vibe Eco Lighting has launched a user friendly online website which allows the general public to purchase our eco-friendly products at competitive prices.

Vibe Eco Lighting are dedicated to providing environmentally friendly lighting products that are all Do-It-Yourself, so they are easy to install without having to get a qualified electrician in.

These products are carefully chosen to provide superior quality, while helping the environment at the same time. These products all have LED technology, as LED’s are at the forefront of new energy saving lighting.

Our eco-friendly LED products include:

 

LED GLS Lamp– a direct replacement for 60W incandescent globes and have a long life of 35,000 hours. Due to their long life and energy efficiency you can expect a reduction in your electricity and maintenance costs, which in turn puts money back into your pocket.

 

LED MR16 Lamp– a retrofit lamp meaning direct replacement, for 12V halogen 35W & 50W lamps. Due to their long life and energy efficiency you can expect a reduction in your electricity and maintenance costs, which in turn puts money back into your pocket.

 

LED GU10 Lamp– suitable replacements for 20W, 35W or 50W halogen lamps, they use the latest COB technology for excellent light output and save 80% on energy.

 

LED Strip Lights – perfect for anyone looking to add that extra flair to their home. They can be used for applications such as Cove Lighting, Architectural lighting, Canopies, Corridors, Windows, Archways & Backlight or edge lighting.

 

Vibe Eco Lighting products are easy to recognise, as they are in bright orange packaging. So when you are thinking of green lighting, look for the orange box and you won’t be disappointed.

To visit our website please click the following web address www.vibeecolighting.com.au

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Dec
07

Vibe Eco’s 9W LED Retrofit Downlight lamp

As we all know, saving money on electricity has become quite a hot topic for most citizens over the last 6 months.

On the 3rd December 2012, Today Tonight produced a short 6 minute video, which involved a family who invited experts into their home, they assisted in giving them as much useful information and products that would help reduce as much energy consumption as possible. Everything that was talked about can easily be applied to your home or workplace.

During the video, Energy auditor Petar Basanovic from Water and Energy Savers, informed viewers and the family that “Halogen globes run about 50 watts each”. So it was goodbye to 28 energy munching halogens and say hello to 28 energy saving, eco-friendly LED’s.

The brand he recommended to replace the Halogen globes are in fact ANL Lighting’s Vibe Eco brand.

Vibe Eco Lighting is dedicated to providing environmentally friendly lighting products to the general public. These products are all Do-It-Yourself products, so they are easy to install without having to get a qualified electrician in. Vibe Eco Lighting aim to support local retailers and protect the environment with these eco-friendly products.

These products are carefully chosen to provide superior quality, while helping the environment at the same time. These products all have LED technology, as LED’s are at the forefront of new energy saving lighting.

Vibe Eco Lighting products are easy to recognise, as they are in bright orange packaging. So when you are thinking of green lighting, look for the orange box and you won’t be disappointed.

The lamp he chose was the Vibe Eco 9W LED Retrofit lamp, also known as a direct replacement lamp. As mentioned, this lamp has an extremely long life of 50,000 hours which assists in saving you up to 80% on energy and maintenance costs. They are available in a 6W & 9W with two colour temperature choices of 3000K (warm white) & 4000K (cool white).

More helpful DIY tips include:

  • Switching over to more energy efficient lighting such as LED’s
  • Turning off all appliances at the power point
  • When thinking of buying new appliances, make sure you check their energy star rating – the more stars the better
  • Decrease thermostats on heater – this can save you 15%
  • When purchasing a new computer consider a laptop, as it uses around 60W of power, whereas a Desktop uses 300W.
  • When it comes to bathing time choose to have a shower rather then a bath. 5 minute showers are sufficient, if you need to, buy a timer.
  • Wash your dishes in a sink rather than using a dishwasher.
  • When washing clothes, only put a full load on
  • Turn off the lights once you leave the room.
  • When you wake up in the morning, instead of turning the light on, open your curtains and let light into your room that way.
  • Save energy by hanging your clothes on the clothes line rather than using the dryer.
  • If you can, switch from electric to gas hot water.
  • Try and use a Microwave to cook your meal whenever possible, as it uses less than half the energy of an oven.
  • If possible use your fire place for warmth rather than your heating system

Although the initial cost’s on trying to reduce energy consumption may be high, the amount of money you will save in the long run is never ending.

To view the video and the Today Tonight article, please click on the link http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/latest/article/-/15541197/tips-to-cut-your-power-bills/

To find out more about this energy saving, eco-friendly product, please see our previous article http://www.perfectlightingsolutions.com.au/2012/09/28/vibes-led-retrofit-downlight-lamp/

or visit our website to search for your local retailer who stocks the Vibe Eco brand http://www.vibeecolighting.com.au/stockists/

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Nov
01

Vibe Lightings LED Catalogue

The soon to be launched LED Catalogue Edition 1 will prove to be the perfect tool for lighting clients to source LED products for new and existing Domestic, Industrial and Commercial applications.

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.

The uniquely designed Vibe LED catalogue contains comprehensive products details codes, photometric data (where applicable), diagram measurements, product images and available accessories and specification data.

To compliment the new catalogue, an online replica has been produced (www.vibelighting.com.au) to accommodate online users. The website is user friendly and contains easy to read information as well as a short description of the type of products available. A mobile device version is in production to accommodate those requiring product details while out on about.

Vibe Lighting Director Phil Hill says “We have worked hard at trying to ensure that this catalogue gives our customers not only a diverse range of products but also that the content is as accurate as possible so that customers can make an informed decision on the items they are wishing to purchase”.

Vibe Lighting offers both lighting products and services to help make life simpler for designers. Vibe LED lights drastically reduce energy costs and allowing an accelerated return on investment.

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Aug
02
VIBE 12W LED Dimmable Downlight

VIBE 12W LED Dimmable Downlight

Vibe lighting is setting the stakes high for other lighting suppliers Australia wide, with their new energy efficient 12W Dimmable LED downlight. This unique environmentally friendly downlight has NO mercury, lead or other dangerous substances, no infrared or ultra-violet rays. The 12W downlight fits a 98mm cutout and replaces a 50W halogen, its quick start and no flicker make it ideal for just about any commercial application. They are dimmable with most HPM / CLIPSAL leading or trailing edge dimmers (40% – 100%) and have a long life of 35,000 hours saving money on maintenance and 60% on energy costs.
Senior Sales Manager Eddy Awad says “The Vibe 12watt dimmable LED downlight, is a fantastic LED product, boasting 800+ lumens. It is compact in size, with a built in driver which allows for easy installation, you will not bedisappointed due to its high performance and light output”.

The fitting is ENEC, SAA, EMC, and RCM 5614 approved, has a high CRI of 70 and comes with a 3 year warranty which is sure to give you piece of mind. It has a light weight of 355g and is available in two fitting colours, White or Brushed Chrome with a colour temperature choice of either 3000K or 5000K, it has a wide beam angle of 120° giving great light coverage and has dimensions of Ø120 x 52mm. Please keep in mind this product is not suitable for use in high temperature, moist areas or heavily air-polluted areas nor is suited for close system fixtures.

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Jun
06
Vibe by Design Light Fitting

Vibe by Design Light Fitting

Look out Australia! ANL Lighting has a spectacular new light fitting series, which will surely wreak havoc for other lighting manufacturers.

ANL Lighting is proud to announce its new Vibe by Design light fitting series.

Vibe by Design offers both lighting products and services to help make life simpler for designers to specify quality lighting. This will drastically reduce energy costs and allowing an accelerated return on investment.

ANL Lighting Director, Eddy Awad, says “ The Vibe by Design range of Architectural light fittings are designed to give specifiers a quality alternative when choosing lights for either indoor or outdoor settings, that will suit various industries and have a very wide range of applications”.

Every Vibe by Design product is manufactured with quality components to give the end user outstanding service life, through strenuous testing and with the addition of looking vibrant at an affordable price.

The specially designed Vibe by Design catalogue contains all photometric data, lamp options, images, available accessories and different mounting options (where applicable).

To compliment the new light fitting series, an online replica of the catalogue was also designed (www.vibebydesign.com.au) to accommodate online users. The website is user friendly and contains easy to read information. The Vibe by Design website allows you to download on demand, individual Specification sheets and IES files of most products. Images of all accessories along with their product codes are also provided for accurate specifying and hassle free ordering.

With over 20 years experience in the lighting industry, ANL Lighting expect a strong uptake in the specification markets including Architects, Lighting Designers, Landscapers, Electrical Engineers, and Interior Designers.

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Jan
11
Vibe 10W LED Downlight Fitting

Vibe 10W LED Downlight Fitting

As electricity prices soar, switching to energy efficient lighting just got a whole lot easier with Vibe’s new 10W LED Downlight!
Leading Australian light distributor Vibe is introducing the new multi purpose 10W LED Downlight, which is now available as an alternative or replacement option for the 50W Halogen Downlight.
The environmentally friendly Downlight has zero mercury, lead, infrared / ultra-violet rays or other dangerous substances and saves you 60% more on your electricity bills than the 50W Halogen lamp.
Vibe Product Development Manager Stephen Forsyth says “We have been working hard with our engineers and manufacturers to put forward a quality LED alternative for our current Halogen Downlight. We uniquely designed the product to be simple, stylish and affordable. We believe the VBLDL10W range will put money back into customer’s pockets and make it easy and affordable to lower carbon emissions”.
The stylish, light weight product of only 640g has dimensions of Ø116 x 62mm, with a beam angle of 150° and will surely compliment any area you wish to highlight. The extensive range is available in either a Silver or White fitting with a colour temperature choice of either Warm White or Natural White.
Vibe expect a strong uptake of this product in Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic applications such as Hotels, Restaurants, Retail Stores, Night Clubs, Office Buildings, Homes, Showrooms, Museums, Galleries, Factories, Gaming Centres and Schools.
Taking only a few months to pay itself back, you can expect the LED Downlight of 50,000 hours to last a decade.

 

Hours a Day           Years of Life
24 hours a day           5.7 years
18 hours a day           7.6 years
12 hours a day           11.4 years
8 hours a day             17.1 years
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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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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