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  • Is it time to switch-on to LEDs....?

    LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular - for good reason. It’s hard to ignore the financial and environmental advantages that can be gained when using LEDs in place of traditional incandescent, fluorescent, or even the more recent CFL bulbs:

    • LEDs are more energy-efficient as they do not scatter lighting like incandescent and compact fluorescent lights and the bulbs are strong and sturdy, as well as compact.

    • Products using LEDs were originally quite costly. Prices have reduced considerably in recent years
    • LEDs typically last considerably longer compared to standard incandescent bulbs
    • They are much less prone to breaking
    • They are sufficiently small in order to suit restricted spaces
    • They contain absolutely no mercury
    • They generate minimal heat
    • Switching on and off will not reduce lifespan
    • Energy efficient models are now readily available


    Minimising Electricity Costs & Energy Consumption

    Quality LED lights present an effective, focused light that is similar to halogen lamps but requiring considerably less electricity. As electricity costs continue to rise, LED downlights become more and more popular both with the financially aware and energy conscious.

    Utilization of a 13W LED light produces 68% less CO2 when compared to a typical 40W incandescent bulb whilst, compared with halogens, LED lights just use 15% of the electricity.

    The initial cost associated with LED bulbs is deceptive. Even though the initial expense of the LED bulb is higher when compared with the price of an incandescent or CFL bulb, noticeable savings are accumulated even over a relatively short period simply because LED bulbs last longer and use less electricity.

    The purchase price of LED lights is cancelled out by savings as high as 80% on energy usage as well as reduced maintenance expenses. It is not necessary for back-up lighting – modern LED lights are quickly at 100 % brightness, each and every time.


    The appeal of moving to Led lights is not just economic. Rooms are more comfortable and secure with light bulbs that don’t produce uncomfortable heat. Fluorescent light bulbs produce much greater heat than LEDs and have even been known to catch fire. LED lights tend to be sensitive to neither extreme heat nor cold, whereas fluorescents may possibly not even function at +120° or -10° Fahrenheit.

    The increased brightness that can be produced by some LEDs is not welcomed by all but there are now “warmer” variations and some have even been developed to produce light that appears similar to the glow of an incandescent bulb.

    Because the "warmer" white LEDs require more yellow phosphor coating compared to the "cooler" white LEDs, the ‘warm white’ variations tend to be less bright than ‘cool white’. There is some variation and colour inconsistency among white LEDs but it is possible to check on the colour “temperature”. A bulb temperature has 4 digits and the bigger the number, the bluer the light will appear. Incandescent light is generally close to 2700K-3000K and it is this that most closely replicates the "warm" look associated with incandescent light.

    LED bulbs for instant light
    Whenever switching on CFLs or tubular fluorescent bulbs, there is generally a moderate delay or even flickering before full brightness is reached. In contrast LED bulbs, like incandescent bulbs, reach 100 % brightness with no flickering the instant they are switched on. This is a fundamental improvement over CFL bulbs wherever lights are required to be regularly switched on and off.

    Replacing LED bulbs
    Replacing bulbs is nearly a thing out of the past. A good quality LED light will last up to 15 times longer than a typical halogen downlight and can provide over 20 years of lighting. LEDs also outlast CFLs by tens of thousands of hours and do not need to be treated as a hazardous material when discarded - unlike its mercury containing CFL counterpart.

    Dimmable LED lights
    Early designs of LED light bulbs had the shortcoming of not being dimmable. On the market now, there are LED bulbs which have been specially designed to function by the use of dimmable switches which are found with a growing number of light fittings.

    Switching Existing Halogens

    There is no good reason to wait for currently installed lights to burn out - right now is actually a good time to switch halogen downlights to LEDs. Led lights greatly reduce energy use, cut electricity costs and high quality LED lamps can last for 20 years. The newest, energy-efficient LED lights operate at far lower temperature ranges than halogen lamps, are far more durable and use a fraction of the energy. Replacing ‘electricity-eating’, ‘hot-to-touch'’ halogen lighting with energy efficient and cost-effective LEDs immediately reduces ongoing energy bills and substantially improves the carbon footprint.


    LED technological innovation has made huge advances over the last few years, with big improvements in high-quality, design and durability. LED lamps are now dimmable, undoubtedly energy efficient, silent, long lived, and available in the market in many light temperatures, both warm and cool. LED bulbs contain no mercury, so there is no problem with their handling or disposal.

    There are safeguards to observe such as using products from renowned manufacturers and selecting recommended dimmers. But a well-planned LED installation undoubtedly helps reduce the all-round costs associated with lighting and to achieve an almost zero-maintenance lighting system.

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  • MEGAMAN® NEW LED “Economy Series”

    As a leading and innovative eco-lighting solution provider, MEGAMAN® has launched its “Economy Series” LED lamps to expand its LED product portfolio. The new range is intended to enable more consumers to benefit from an early payback by switching to high-quality, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED light source.

    With exceptionally high efficacy (lumen per watt), MEGAMAN®’s “Economy Series” LED lamps are all rated Class A+ in the new EU Energy Label scheme, which will come into effect on 1 September 2013:

    A plus

    The highest efficacy in this product range reaches as high as 96 lumen per watt. In terms of energy-efficiency, the highest energy-saving is up to 87% when compared with incandescent or halogen counterparts, reaping significant savings in energy consumption and running costs for consumers.

    The portfolio of “Economy Series” LEDs ranges from LED Candle, LED Classic, LED GX53, LED PAR16 to LED MR16. They are ideal for general and decorative lighting applications and are now commercially available to consumers.

    This new LED series is sleek and compact with aesthetic smooth heat sink design. They deliver incredible lighting performance with a rated life span of 15,000 hours, assuring consumers with much early payback period and thus more cost-effectiveness over time. Additional product benefits like mercury-free and no UV offer maximum safety for the consumers and contribute to a sustainable future.

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  • LED replacement for halogen, metal halide and incandescent lamps

    MEGAMAN® LED - The First True Low-Energy Replacement for Halogen/Metal Halide and Incandescent Lamps

    MEGAMAN® marked a new era for the lighting industry by launching its ground breaking LED Lamp series, which offers a direct one-for-one replacement for halogen, metal halide and incandescent lamps.


    The MEGAMAN LEDs have comparable light intensity and colour consistency to their counterparts,  but save up to 80% energy and generate much less heat.

    LED MR16 Reflectors:
    MEGAMAN® announced the launch of a new series of MR16-compatible LED reflector lamps. The MEGAMAN® MR16 LED Reflectors feature excellent performance with 80% energy savings and low heat output, making it an ideal replacement for the blazing hot halogen. The MEGAMAN® MR16 LED Reflector is compact, with a GU5.3-compatible lamp cap and a beam angle of 36o.
    With the patented “Thermal Conductive HighwayTM technology, the MR16 LED is optimized for a long lifetime of 30,000 hours to lower maintenance costs and provides the highest luminance comparable to its halogen counterparts. They are available in 8W and 10W to replace 35W and 50W halogen lamps. The MEGAMAN® MR16 LED Reflectors have a colour rendering index of up to 92. 100% to 1% linear dimming can be achieved.

    Metal Halide Replacement:
    MEGAMAN® LED Metal Halide Replacement Series is developed to replace conventional metal halide lamps. With the patented Thermal Conductive HighwayTM (TCH) technology, heat is dissipated efficiently, minimizing deterioration towards the LED chip and other components.
    With efficient thermal management, the MEGAMAN® LEDs provide high light output and lumen maintenance. Reaching a supreme luminous intensity, comparable to a higher wattage metal halide equivalents, this LED series delivers sound energy savings in operation. In addition to a lifetime of up to 40,000 hours, maintenance costs can be significantly reduced.
    MEGAMAN® LED lamps also outperform the metal halide lamps as an instant-start and instant-restart lighting solution.
    The MEGAMAN® LED PAR38 is the first true retrofit to PAR38 Metal Halide Lamp while the models in AR111 and PAR30L support smooth diming from 100% to 1%.

    LED Candle Series:
    At Light+Building 2010, MEGAMAN® showcased the new LED Candle Series, which resembles a point light source of incandescence. These LED Candles are designed to replace the incandescent candles. The MEGAMAN® LED Candle in 5W delivers a 180 lumen light output and a high CRI of 85 at a size equivalent to a 25W incandescent candle.
    With a unique ‘heat sink’ design for heat dissipation, the lamp enjoys a long lamp life of 30,000 hours and releases much less heat in operation, while also saving 80% power over incandescents.
    The MEGAMAN® LED Candle Series is available in different glass cover finishings including the twisted glass, smooth glass and twisted golden cover. The MEGAMAN® LED Mini Classic in 5W can replace the P45 incandescent in 25W with a comparable size and 80% power savings.

    About MEGAMAN®:
    Established in 1994, MEGAMAN® is a successful global brand – a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative, eco-friendly, energy saving lamps using Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.  MEGAMAN® lamps are the perfect eco-replacement for incandescent and halogen lights and are increasingly specified in eco-friendly new build projects around the world.
    The unique MEGAMAN® range of energy saving lamps is achieving impressive, and rapidly growing sales in over 90 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and South and North America. The MEGAMAN® range now includes over 400 different, high-quality products.
    MEGAMAN® is committed to sustainable development and sustainable management. MEGAMAN® injects eco-elements into every stage of the product life cycle, including research and development, design, manufacturing, office systems, packaging, disposal and recycling. MEGAMAN® complies with EU RoHS Directives and incorporates eco-friendly design.
    Over the years, MEGAMAN® has been awarded a range of endorsements by various organisations worldwide for Environmental Achievement, Quality, Technological Accomplishment and Marketing Excellence.

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