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Jun
24
Comparing lamps or light sources when technical data is unavailable can be difficult

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luminous efficacy + life = Cost efficiency

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

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

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

As an average comparison:

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

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

For a simple and quick calculation to determine light energy saving, head to www.vibelighting.com.au/energy-saving-calculator

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

For your nearest stockist visit www.vibelighting.com.au or contact ANL Lighting on 1300 300 301

 

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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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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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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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Jul
29
VIBE LED Floodlight

VIBE LED Floodlight

The new Vibe LED Floodlight is set to wreak havoc on its halogen, HPS and metal halide competitors.

Compared to inefficient halogen floodlights, the new LED Floodlight by VIBE saves over 80% in electricity costs and has payback periods less than 12 months for commercial applications.

Long lasting and sturdy, The Vibe LED Floodlight reduces maintenance and replacement costs. The new LED Floods are IP65 rated, giving protection against the ingress of dust and against standard water jets with a nozzle and have a long lifetime of up to 50,000 hours.

VIBE Director Philip Hill: “The new LED floodlights from VIBE Lighting are a huge breakthrough in technology. Never before has LED technology been so advanced, offered such high light output and been so energy efficient. These LED floods are in a whole new playing field compared to its halogen predecessor.”

VIBE expects a strong uptake in commercial applications including sporting stadiums, gymnasiums, advertising boards and in outdoor security lighting.

The black powder coated VIBE LED Floodlights are available in 10w, 20w, 30w and 50w in a cool white 4000K colour temperature.

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Mar
31

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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