Leading Australian lighting distributor VIBE Lighting has switched on the latest in LED downlight technology with a new 7w LED MR16 style lamp.
These high quality VIBE 7w MR16 LED downlights (with Nichia 183 LED's), present as a serious contender in the choice between LED and halogen downlights.
According to VIBE, the 7w MR16 LED downlight is a major step forward in LED interior lighting. It is available in both warm white (308 Lumens) and natural white (450 Lumens) and in two styles - one of which is 100% dimmable.
LED in comparison to halogen has a much lower running cost, emits far less heat and has a lamp life that is at least 8 - 10 times longer.
VIBE director Phillip Hill said the new generation 7w LED MR16 lamps “…are a persuasive economic and eco-friendly alternative compared to the energy hungry and inefficient 50-watt halogen lamps commonly used up until now.”
VIBE director, Phillip Hill says heavy-use commercial customers such as hotels and retailers were jumping at the latest in VIBE LED lighting technology because of its 40,000 hour lamp life and low running costs.
“They can see the payback period for the initial outlay is relatively short due to much cheaper running costs. After that it’s all positive for them including lower air-conditioning costs as LED lighting runs much cooler and emits up to 90% less heat than halogen lighting.
“The major users are also reporting a major reduction in maintenance costs and time spent replacing lights which with the old technology meant replacing blown lamps was almost a daily task,” he said.