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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.

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Thinking green-think orangeWhy Think Green?

Global warming has become a more prominent factor when choosing what to buy. Consumers are thinking about the environmental factors & greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the cost & quality factors.

Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere, most being natural with some being man-made. This rise is caused by the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases.

Heat energy on Earth comes from the Sun, producing solar radiation. Some of this radiation is reflected back off the Earth, into space. A small amount is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and water vapour are the four main greenhouse gases, which occur naturally, but also can be caused by human activity. Industrial, transportational, agricultural, housing and deforestation are some activities that cause significant increases in these greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide.

The increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere means that they are able to retain a greater amount of heat energy. Heat from the Sun is a short wavelength, which is intense and energetic. This is absorbed by the Earth and when radiated back out, it is now cooler than the Sun, making it a longer wavelength. This new wavelength is the same as that of the greenhouse gases, therefore the gases can absorb the heat. This causes the Earth’s atmosphere to warm up and consequently causes the climate to change, producing effects such as rises in sea levels, more frequent extreme weather events, species extinctions and decreases in crop yields.

Most electricity is generated by the burning of fossil fuels, which greatly produces carbon dioxide and therefore much of Australia’s electricity production uses methods that generate greenhouse gases. Australian households produce an average of 18 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, which is about one fifth of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Roughly 15% of those emissions come from lighting. By switching your lighting to LED lighting, you will be saving on the electricity used to run them, as well as reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being released.

LED lights use less energy than standard lighting, such as Halogens, Metal Halides and Incandescents. They have a common lifespan of 35,000-50,000 hours, lasting for many years and therefore reducing landfill waste. These factors greatly reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being produced and so are a much more environmentally friendly option, when it comes to lighting.

Why Think Orange?

Taking the step from Thinking Green, understanding what and why we need to move towards a greener future, to Thinking Orange, buying environmentally friendly lighting, can be daunting to some people. Many consumers have been apprehensive about joining the LED revolution, through uncertainty on energy efficiency, performance and reliability, or just not wanting to move forward out of the norm.

The cost of changing to LED lighting is a common reason why consumers are hesitant to invest their money. Upfront costs of LED lighting may be more expensive, but the annual savings far outweigh the initial investment. LED lighting produces significantly less energy than that of halogen, incandescent and even compact fluorescent lights. Less energy results in less greenhouse gas emissions, as well as much lower electricity bills. Long lifespans of LEDs means you don’t need to change your lights or throw out old lights very often, decreasing landfill waste. LED lights also contain their own cooling system, to reduce the amount of heat floating around the surrounding air. This means that air conditioning systems will be using less energy and therefore producing less greenhouse gases. On top of that, production and manufacturing of lighting will decrease, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions from these processes.

To find a quality LED product and to ensure peace of mind, knowing it is a superior fitting and will last, there are many factors to consider:

  • LED chips come in many different forms, some are top of the range, while some are not. Knowing the manufacturer of the LED chip used can assist in knowing the quality of the product.
  • The luminous efficacy, or effectiveness of the light source, is another important factor. Comparing the lumens per watt ratio will give you an idea of the quality of the product.
  • CRI, or Colour Rendering Index, is important for choosing the best product for a job. CRI values relate a source to how close to a natural or ideal light it is. The higher the CRI value, the more accurate to natural viewing the light output is.
  • The lifespan of a product will also determine how good a product is, giving security as well.
  • Depending on the type of product, IP ratings can come into play. IP ratings determine how weatherproof and how durable in particular conditions a product is.

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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

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Vibe Eco’s LED GLS Lamp

As energy prices soar, switching to energy efficient LED lighting has now become a whole lot easier for the general public, thanks to Vibe Eco’s LED GLS lamp.

Vibe Eco LED GLS lamps are a direct replacement for 60W Incandescent globes which are commonly found in household fittings.

Their long life of 35,000 hours and low power consumption of 7W, can save you 80% on energy as well as reducing your maintenance costs.

You can roughly expect an annual saving of $19.35 per lamp if they were operating at 5 hours per day, when switching over from a 60W incandescent to the 7W Vibe Eco GLS lamp. Times $19.35 by how many lamps you have in your home and the savings could be endless!

(These calculations may not apply to everyone, please visit to calculate your annual savings)

They are available in two base types: Edison Screw (ES) and Bayonet Cap (BC) as well as two colour temperatures of 3000K (Warm White) and 5000K (Natural White).

As an added feature the LED GLS lamp is available in a dimmable version and will operate on most Leading and Trailing edge dimmers (BC only).

Their 180° beam angle makes them ideal for other applications such as:

  • General lighting
  • Table lamps
  • Free standing lamps
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Chandeliers

To ensure peace of mind, they come with a 2 year warranty and are SAA & EMC certified.

For business enquiries please call ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301, for residential enquiries please visit the Vibe Eco Website

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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

To find out more about this energy saving, eco-friendly product, please see our previous article

or visit our website to search for your local retailer who stocks the Vibe Eco brand

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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 ( 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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Vibe LED Tube

Vibe LED Tubes are now replacing fluorescent tubes as a more efficient and environmentally friendly way of lighting while also replacing lower quality LED tubes that don’t live up to their estimated long life.

LED lights offer dramatically reduced operating costs over their super long life due to their efficiency. LED does not contain the harmful mercury and phosphorus that is found in fluorescent lights making them even more environmentally friendly.

LED is still a relatively new lighting technology and some manufactures are still in the dark. While LED tubes have an incredibly long lamp life of up to 80,000 hours, lower quality products are failing at only 10,000 hours due to the drivers shutting down. Standard LED tube models have built in drivers that will last for only 10,000-30,000 hours before shutting down after which the whole tube is rendered useless.

Vibe Lighting is at the forefront of LED technology with replaceable adapters on all their Vibe LED Tubes achieving the projected lifetime of 80,000 hours saving an extra 50% on replacement costs.

Vibe Director Phillip Hill: “When the driver eventually fails, instead of having to replace the entire LED tube, you need only to replace the adaptor. This makes the Vibe LED Tube the most economical and cost effective option for replacing standard fluorescent tubes.”

A major advantage that LED has over fluorescent tubes is that LED lights don’t flicker. Flicker and glare can impact learning and the ability to concentrate while also causing headaches. Although humans cannot see fluorescent lights flicker, the sensory system can. LED Tubes operate a constant colour output resulting in no flicker.

Vibe Lighting expects a strong uptake for the new LED Tubes from schools, offices, retail stores and other consumers looking for a long-lasting, green alternative to fluorescent lighting.

The Vibe LED Tube boasts a host of key advantages including a wide range of colour temperatures and wattage options. The LED Tube is available in Warm White, Pure White, Daylight White and Cool White and in lengths of 600mm (9w), 1200mm (18w) and 1500mm (22w).

The VIBE brand of light fittings is synonymous with style and quality. VIBE supplies a growing network of lighting retailers, hardware stores, electrical wholesalers, landscape designers, architects and building suppliers with a wide range of lamps, light fittings and other electrical merchandise.

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and arguably produce the healthiest form of light, known as Full Spectrum, the closest to natural sunlight available. LED bulbs and tubes use diodes to produce light making them the most energy efficient of all the lighting systems. LED lights do not require starters or ballasts and so are more durable and longer lasting than their fluorescent counterparts. Expect up to 80,000 hours from an LED.


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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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Vibe T8-T5 Fluorescent-Converter

Vibe T8-T5 Fluorescent Tube Converter

Next time that fluorescent tube finally flickers and dies, think about this energy saving alternative from VIBE Lighting that could save you 35% in energy costs.

Rather than replacing the inefficient 36W T8 fluorescent tube with another one, VIBE has an eco-friendly convertor kit that allows a thinner, more efficient 28W T5 fluoro tube to be DIY installed in the existing fixture.

This simple retrofit – which can be installed by any home handyman – allows you to maximize your energy savings by using the more energy efficient T5 tube while also saving you the cost of replacing the existing T8 fixture.

The VIBE T8/T5 retrofit convertor kit features electronic ballasts that make stuttering starters redundant, while delivering excellent levels of light stability.

The Australian-approved convertor kits eliminate any flicker or hum commonly associated with tubes equipped with standard magnetic ballasts and have a 25,000 hour life – up to three times longer than the ‘fat’ T8 tubes.

The convertors are available in a variety of wattages matched with tube lengths:

14W – 600mm

21W – 900mm

28W -1200mm

35W -1500mm

There are two choices of VIBE T8/T5 convertor kit which can come with or without an optional high-grade reflector to focus strong, white fluorescent light on the task at hand and help reduce instances of fatigue and eye-strain associated with flickering tubes and dim lighting.

The convertor is easy to install and does not require any re-wiring or modification or any special tools – simply remove the old tube and standard magnetic starter ballast and install the adaptor and lamp.

Where existing fixtures are already equipped with an electronic ballast it must be removed by a registered electrician before the convertor kit can be installed.

Other features of the T8/T5 retro-kit include:

• Triphosphor tubes give full colour spectrum light output

• Higher colour index gives better colour reproduction (CRI of 83)

• High colour temperature for better visual acuity

• High power factor of 96 converts more energy to light

VIBE Lighting says an office replacing 200 conventional tubes with 28W T5 convertor kits could save an estimated $1305 in energy costs and more than 80kg of C02 per year.

VIBE says large users of energy for lighting such as hospitals, schools, offices and retail stores are set to benefit most by retro-fitting the convertor kits.

VIBE Lighting Marketing Co-Ordinator Stephanie Leung: “ There are any number of T5 fluorescent tubes on the market that can be used in the retro-kit. We recommend the 28W Hitachi T5 UV-Cut for its longer 25,000 hour life, its low mercury content of 2.5mg and because it cuts potentially harmful UV rays by up to 75%.”

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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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