Want to save power?

Are you looking for ways to cut your power bill? Changing inefficient incandescent and halogen globes to efficient LED could save you up to 90% of your lighting energy costs.

Advances in LED technology now make the change to new energy saving technology easier and more affordable.

There are now LED retrofit options for most old technology incandescent and halogen globes, most of them offering similar light output for a fraction of the power cost. A 7 Watt LED “conventional” globe produces over 600 lumens – that is what an incandescent 60Watt globe used to produce. That is using almost 90% less power for the same light output.

The life of most LED globes is rated above 30,000 hours, lasting 30 times longer than the old technology 1000 hour globe.

Most importantly the cost of quality LED globes is coming down – 5 years ago a 7 Watt “conventional” style LED globe would cost close to $20, last year they were down to $12, by the end of this year they will be well below $10.

Remember, that there are always “cheap” options available, and often quality is compromised. We recommend Allume LED globes, as they offer a 3 year replacement guarantee when used domestically – giving you peace of mind.

Vargo LED Outdoor

Just arrived – the new Vargo LED outdoor wall lights. Made from cast alloy, and featuring Edison COB LED, the Vargo LED is robust and efficient.

The light output is around 200 lumens, and the fittings are IP54 rated – making them an excellent choice for outdoor lighting applications. Available in round and square the Vargo LED is designed to direct the light down, with no light being wasted.

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Proton LED Downlights

Just arrived in stock is the new Proton 10W LED recessed down light.

The Proton is available in 3 colour temperatures, 3000K, 4000K and 5000K and delivers an exceptional light output of 950 lumens*. The Proton comes with a flex and plug making installation quick and simple and is backed up by a 3 year replacement guarantee.

The Proton is part of the economical Lighting Factory range of recessed fittings and is available from Andrews Light Up stores from a low $19.95 – see in store for details. (Available in a quantity buy deal)

*The 4000K & 5000K models produce 950 lumens.

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LED globes

The range of LED retrofit globes continue to expand. The latest arrivals are the fancy round and candle LED retrofit globes.

The light output is excellent, the colour rendition is excellent – overall they are great globes.

LED the basics

LEDs or light emitting diodes are highly energy efficient. LEDs have been around for decades, first commercially used in panel lights. Appearing as practical electronic components in 1962, early LEDs emitted low-intensity red light, but modern versions are available across the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with very high brightness.

They can have long life – lasting up to 50,000hrs. This equates to 50 times the average incandescent lamp (at 1000hrs) and up to 5 times the life of most fluorescent lamps (at 10,000hrs).

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