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Spa Electrics launches Multi-Colour Ceramic Light Engine

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In March 2006, Spa Electrics had launched a new and advanced technology in pool LED lighting, the Ceramic Light Engine.

The Ceramic Light Engine is a bright underwater light. The Ceramic Light Engine consists of high intensity LEDs. The LEDs are encased in a ceramic disc which is in turn bonded to a metal heat sink for efficient cooling.

The good heat dissipation properties of the Ceramic Light Engine enable the LEDs to be run harder than in more conventional LED lights without overheating thus enabling the LEDs to burn far more brightly than in regular LED lights.

One Ceramic Light Engine produces approximately the same light output as two standard surface mounted 100 watt halogen globes and will provide a maximum light spread of up to 8-10m at 150° to 160°. This is about four times the light output of some lesser quality brands of LED light, hence, not all LED lights are equal.

At the 2007 Victorian SPASA awards, the Ceramic Light Engine lights won three awards covering product innovation, best new décor and design and best new control and convenience.

Spa Electrics has continued to improve and develop the Ceramic Light Engine further and has now released the new Multi-Colour Ceramic Light Engine.

The Multi-Colour Ceramic Light Engine has nine different programs comprising seven fixed colours (blue, white, green, red, purple, aqua and lime) and two automatic colour changing programs with either three or seven second intervals between changes. Multiple lights are able to be synchronised if they are operated on a single switch.

There are nine different colour programs available for use with the multi colour light. An option of a default colour in blue, green or white is available on request.

The colour programs are as follows:

  • Multi colour – Stage 1 – (All colours below blend in a gradual transition from colour to colour over a seven second sequence.)
  • Multi colour – Stage 2 – (All colours below change in a rapid succession over a three second sequence)
  • Blue
  • Magenta
  • Red
  • Lime
  • Green
  • Aqua
  • White

To step between colours, simply turn the light switch off and on again within two seconds and the light will change to the next colour program.

If the light has a default colour the chosen colour (Blue, green or white) will always appear as program 1, and all remaining programs (colours) move down a step.

Example: Default Blue / Multi Colour

  • Blue
  • Multi colour – Stage 1 – (All colours below blend in a gradual transition from colour to colour over a seven second sequence.)
  • Multi colour – Stage 2 – (All colours below change in a rapid succession over a three second sequence)
  • Magenta
  • Red
  • Lime
  • Green
  • Aqua
  • White

To reset the light to the default colour, simply turn the light off for more than two minutes.

There are four product codes:

  • WN850 Blue / Multi
  • WN850 Green / Multi (Available in October)
  • WN850 White / Multi (Available in October)
  • WN850 Multi

Installation note:

When installing more than one light, to ensure synchronisation of the lights, all pool light transformers must be controlled by a single isolation switch.

If a further light/s is required to be operated separately from the main lights e.g. a spa light, the additional light/s must be installed on a separate transformer and isolating switch.

The Multi-Colour Ceramic Light Engine also has a patented driver card which manages the voltage supplied to the LEDs to maximise the light output for each different colour and also protect it from overheating in the event of the light being turned on out of water.

The Ceramic Light Engine operates on 12 volts and is rated at 26 watts compared to the standard 100 or 150 watts for a halogen globe and it can be expected to have a burn life of 75,000 hours or more compared to a quality halogen globe life of about 1,200 hours.

Thus, another advantage of the Ceramic Light Engine is that it is vastly more energy efficient than a halogen globe and has a vastly superior globe life, saving money over the life of the light.

The Ceramic Light Engine creates a good ambience. Unlike a halogen globe that relies on a coloured lens to provide a colour effect, LEDs can produce coloured light which does not require filtering by a lens to produce the colour.

When turned on under water the Ceramic Light Engine creates an opalescent glow for a mood effect with the spread of colour in the pool appearing as if a coloured dye had been poured into the water.

The Multi-Colour Ceramic Light Engine and single colour Ceramic Light Engine are available in both a niche (flush) format (WN series) and wall mounted format (GK series) and a retrofit version is available to replace several existing wall mount lights and even some popular niche lights.

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