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Apr
15
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.

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Jan
30

 

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

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Nov
12
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
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Schools
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Restaurants
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Foyers
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Hotels
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Clubs and
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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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Sep
11
Vibe LED Weatherproof Battens

Vibe LED Weatherproof Battens

After successfully launching LED versions of many other light fittings, including downlights, flood lights and high bays, Vibe Lighting is pleased to introduce the new range of LED Weatherproof Battens.

Using Vibe’s existing, tried and tested weatherproof battens, strips of high quality Tridonic LED Modules, which produce similar light outputs to Fluorescent tubes are installed to replace the tubes. With a high LOR frosted diffuser to soften the light and engineered quality heat management, these fittings ensure the highest performance and longest life.

Car parks, public areas, freezers, schools, warehouses and abattoirs are just some of the many applications for Vibe Weatherproof Battens. To cater for all needs, these weatherproof battens are available in emergency and dimmable versions, as well as standard. The emergency version features a test switch and light, with an option of 1 or 3 hour durations. It provides approximately 10% of the light output when in emergency mode, and depending on the wattage, will light up full or half of the fitting. The dimmable version gives perfect linear dimming from 0 ~ 100% and is available as DALI, DSI, switchDIM and corridorFUNCTION.

DALI:

  • Digitally controlled modules via DALI signal
  • Functions depend on controller used
  • Minimum and maximum dimming levels can be programmed
  • Control input is protected against polarity reversal and accidental connection to mains voltage
  • Control line must be installed according to relevant directives on low voltage

DSI (Digital Serial Interface):

  • Controlled by a separate line
  • If layout is changed, only the control line needs re-routing; load line can stay
  • Low voltage cable is polarity free and can be connected to the DSI connection of the converter.
  • Tconverters with integrated DSI function can specify a minimum dimming value, maximum brightness and emergency value for all connected devices in control circuit.
  • Digital interface ensures consistent lighting levels from first to last fitting
  • Individual fittings can not be addressed separately

switchDIM:

  • Enables a standard switch for dimming and switching to be connected directly
  • Pressing for <0.6s will switch the converter on or off
  • Pressing for >0.6s will dim the module
  • Dimming direction is changed when switch is operated again
  • Hold switch for 10s to synchronise all connected devices to 50% dimming value

corridorFUNCTION:

  • Presence controlled lighting systems can be programmed without additional controller
  • Light is not switched off when no one is present, but dims to pre-set level
  • Possibly can switch off after a pre-set period of time

Vibe’s LED Weatherproof Battens are available in T5 & T8 Polycarbonate or T8 ABS, are heavy impact resistant, IP65 and come complete with electronic ballast and stainless steel clips. The ABS Battens are stronger and resistant to some harsh chemicals. The T5 option is only available in the standard version, while the T8 options are available in emergency and dimmable as well.

All of these battens are available in 22W, which replaces a 1 x 28W Fluorescent, 26W, which replaces a 1 x 36W, 40W, replacing a 2 x 28W and 48W, replacing a 2 x 36W Fluorescent. These are all available in colour temperatures of 3000K (Warm White) and 4000K (Cool White), and have a long lifespan of 50,000 hours.

To find out more about Vibe’s new LED Weatherproof Battens, contact ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301.

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Aug
19
Vibe-LED-PLC-Replacement-Downlight

LED PLC Replacement Downlight

Vibe’s Product Development Manager, Stephen Forsyth says: “Vibe Lighting has looked at the need to have a more efficient LED option to replace standard 2 x 18W and 2 x 26W PLC downlights. The Vibe LED PLC Replacement Downlight has a clean, flat finish, leaving a high building presentation and is also a great option for premium residential living areas.”

This architecturally designed fitting is dimmable on most domestic or commercial lighting systems, provided you have the appropriate driver. The LED replacement downlight is available in two wattages, with a 4000K (cool white) colour temperature: a 19W, which replaces a 2 x 18W PLC and a 24W, which replaces a 2 x 26W PLC.

Their low power consumption, energy efficiency and long life of 50,000 hours assist in reducing not only electricity costs, but also maintenance costs. They have a high CRI of 75 and a beam angle of 100°, making them ideal for applications such as:

  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Corridors
  • Offices
  • Receptions
  • Restaurants
  • Retail shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Centres
  • Bars
  • Toilets
  • and any other areas where general lighting is required.

Quite often in lighting product specification sheets, it will mention a CRI rating, the CRI or Colour Rendering Index is a measure of the ability of a light source to reproduce the colour of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. The CRI simply rates the colour rendering out of 100, the higher the index the better the colour rendering.

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.

For more information on the Vibe LED PLC Replacement Downlight, please call ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301.

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Jun
17

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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May
27

For a number of years, the majority of consumers have been too apprehensive to jump on the LED “band wagon”. Whether it is their uncertainty of the energy efficiency, performance and reliability of the product or whether they are unable to move forward and part with what they already know and trust.

The production of LED lighting goes back to the 1960’s, where the first light-emitting diodes (LED) were invented and were red in colour. In the 1970’s, continuous development down the visible spectrum led to the creation of green, yellow and orange LEDs. During the 1980’s and 1990’s, LEDs became more efficient, using less power and generating higher brightness levels that were ten times greater than previous versions. In the Mid 1990’s Dr. Shuji Nakamura of Nichia Chemical Corporation invented the high-brightness blue LED. This was later used as the basis for the development of white LED, which combined blue LED and phosphor to convert the blue into white light.

Experts say that converting your lighting over to LEDs is a huge step in the right direction for all consumers, as LEDs are always improving and continue to prove successful development at accelerating rates.

The price of LED lighting is the most common reason why consumers are unwilling to invest their money. The cost can range between 2-4 times more expensive than your average non-LED product, depending on the item you wish to purchase. Unfortunately, consumers don’t realise LED’s two main benefits: the reduction in energy and the reduction in maintenance costs, due to their low power consumption and extremely long life. The upfront cost is more expensive, but the potential annual savings are very worth while!

The table below shows the annual savings calculation when switching from a 53W Halogen GLS lamp to a Vibe Eco 7W LED GLS lamp.

Number of lamps: 25

Operating hours per day: 5

Energy rate: $0.24kWh

Current

Replacement

Lamp wattage

53W

7W

Power consumption per year

2418.10kWh

319.38kWh

Electricity costs per year

$580.35

$76.65

 

YEARLY SAVING

$503.7

That’s a saving of $20.15 per lamp

 Yearly power saving

2098.80kWh

 When you look at the annual savings per lamp, the LED GLS pays for itself in a year. Considering the long life span of 35,000 hours, this lamp will last you over 15 years, giving you excellent saving in the long run. NB: These calculations will vary from lamp to lamp, as well as the operating hours can determine the annual savings.

When purchasing LED products, we suggest that you confide in authorised LED manufacturers or lighting companies who source and distribute great quality, certified LED products. By purchasing your lighting through such suppliers, you can be assured that the products you purchase have been through correct and endless amounts of testing done buy qualified LED manufactures. This also enables you to receive detailed information on the history of the product, as well as their safety certificates, what they were tested for and their warranty, all ensuring you are truly receiving value for money. Purchasing from websites such as eBay or gumtree can result in being restricted from such information therefore you will be purchasing at your own risk.

Another benefit of LED lighting includes the assistance in reducing the running cost of your air conditioning system. This is accomplished through its scientifically designed heat sink. The heat sink cools the fitting down, by dissipating the emanated heat from the LED source into the surrounding air. By using LEDs, there is a dramatic reduction in the amount of heat floating around the room, resulting in the air conditioner using less energy to cool the room.

LEDs are also a great health factor as they do not contain any harmful substances, are cool to touch due to their excellent heat dissipation, and they do not produce any UV radiation. They are durable and resistant to shock & vibrations, as no glass components are used, reducing the risk of becoming a hazard.

There are many types of LED lamps and fittings, ranging from:

– Downlights                 – High bays                   – Floodlights
– Shoplighters               – Tubes                        – Canopy lights
– Wall lights                 – Deck lights                 – MR16 lamps
– Strip lights                 – String lights                – GU10 lamps 
– Bi-pin lamps              – AR & PAR lamps        – GLS lamps

Various applications include:

– Car parks                              – Airports                                    – Boats
– Hotels                                   – Bars                                        – Exit signs
– Clubs                                    – Commercial offices                    – Shopping centres
– Manufacturing buildings          – Hospitals                                  – Show rooms
– Aged care facilities                – Mining industries                       – Casinos & Gaming rooms
– Traffic lights                           – Automotive buildings                 – Signage
– Lifts                                      – Retail stores                             – Restaurants
– Homes                                  – Gardens                                   – Pools & Water features

LED lighting has understandably come along way from when the first production began in the 1960’s. The pros far outweigh the cons when considering purchasing any type of LED. They are more durable and reliable, have an average long life span of 35,000 – 50,000 hours, reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs and contain no harmful substances. They are also shock & vibration resistant, provide a return on investment (ROI) and are available in various colour temperatures such as Warm White, Cool White, Daylight and RGB. It is safe to say, LEDs can be used just about anywhere and everywhere.

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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 www.vibelighting.com.au for further information and to download our Vibe LED Catalogue or call 1300 300 301.

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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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Feb
18

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 http://www.anllighting.com.au/calculator 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 www.vibeecolighting.com.au

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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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