- Benefits of LED Lighting Explained
- What is LED Lighting?
- LED vs Incandescent vs Halogen
- LED Lighting Colours
- LED Beam Angles Explained
- All the Hype of LED Explained
- Will LED globes fit in my current
- LED Globe Fitting types - Connections
- Whats the difference between GU10 and
Benefits of LED Lighting
SaveLight.com.au is one of Australia's premium online suppliers of LED
lighting. We specialise in high quality LED lighting alone, because not only do
we believe in the massive benefits of using this new energy efficient light
source, we are here to pass the savings on to you.
LED lighting is a new technology and as with any type of new technology, there
are limited suppliers of really high quality Australian certified LED Lights,
for a reasonable price. We are committed to bringing not only the best quality
globes to our online store for consumers, but at a price of up to 40% less than
our competitors selling comparable products.
There are four overwhelming reasons
to switch to LED lighting with SaveLight.com.au
- Its going to save you a heap of cash, and we mean a heap!
- You wont need to change globes for 20 Years depending on your usage and you will
save 80% on your lighting bills.
- You'll be helping save our environment
- We only stock world renowned and trusted brands like PHILIPS MASTER, CREE LED and Mean Well LED
What is LED Lighting?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is an electronic light source. Most
lighting found in Australian homes and offices today are very inefficient
costing homeowners bucket loads of money as well as emitting vast amount of CO2
into our atmosphere killing our environment.
LED lighting is a viable replacement for existing household and office lighting,
just much cheaper and better for our environment. There is no reason to wait any
longer, get rid of your costly Halogen lighting and switch your globes to LED
LED Comparison Guide - LED vs Halogen vs Incandescent
Approx Lumen Range
3x2watt, 6watt LED
10watt, 5x3watt LED
The above table is to be used as an approximate
comparison guide; lumen ratings can vary between different light types.
LED Lighting Colours
LED Lighting can come
in many different colours, the most common of these in household usage lights
are Warm White, White and Cool White. The standard for many houses especially in
Australia is Warm White.
we stock the two most sought after LED Lighting colours -
Warm White with a Kelvin rating of
Cool White with a Kelvin rating of
LED Beam Angle - 30o 60o or 100o?
If you are replacing existing halogen downlights, and spacing cannot be changed
a beam width of 60 degrees is more than acceptable on 2400mm ceilings. If you
are installing LED Lighting during a new house build or renovation, the rule of
thumb is that on taller ceilings you use a narrower beam, (30 degrees) and on a
lower ceiling or bulkhead use a wider beam (60 or 100 degrees).
The beam should cross at about 1100mm above floor level, for even light
distribution. On a globe with a 60 degree beam this would mean an optimum
spacing of 1200mm.
So Why all the Hype About LED?
LED lighting is a huge leap in technology which is going to benefit both our
environment as well as your spending for household lighting.
The below list gives you an idea of how revolutionary LED lighting is and how it
will be the future of household lighting in Australia and around the world.
- Light Life:
LED lights last up to 30 times longer than a standard Halogen light globe. At
30,000 hours you only need to change the globes once every 20 years
depending on usage.
- Cost Saving: LED
lights run on 80% less energy than standard halogen lights, and with up to 50%
of a electricity bill comprising of lighting, thats a huge saving over a year.
- Efficiency: LEDs
produce more light per watt than incandescent bulbs.
- Colour: LEDs can
emit light of an intended color without the use of color filters that
traditional lighting methods require. This is more efficient and will lower
- Size: LEDs can be
very small (smaller than 2 x 2 mm) and are easily populated onto printed circuit
- On/Off time: LEDs
light up very quickly.
- Cycling: LEDs are
ideal for use in applications that are subject to frequent on-off cycling,
unlike fluorescent lamps that burn out more quickly when cycled frequently, or
HID lamps that require a long time before restarting.
- Dimming: LEDs can
very easily be dimmed either by Pulse-width modulation or lowering the forward
- Cool light: In
contrast to most light sources, LEDs radiate very little heat in the form of IR
that can cause damage to sensitive objects or fabrics. Wasted energy is
dispersed as heat through the base of the LED.
- Slow failure: LEDs
mostly fail by dimming over time, rather than the abrupt burn-out of
- Lifetime: LEDs can
have a long useful life. LED life is approx. 20,000 to 50,000 hours of useful
life, though time to complete failure may be longer. Fluorescent tubes
typically are rated at about 10,000 to 15,000 hours, depending partly on the
conditions of use, and incandescent light bulbs at 1,000–2,000 hours.
- Shock resistance:
LEDs, being solid state components, are difficult to damage with external shock,
unlike fluorescent and incandescent bulbs which are fragile.
- Focus: The solid
package of the LED can be designed to focus its light. Incandescent and
fluorescent sources often require an external reflector to collect light and
direct it in a usable manner.
- Toxicity: LEDs do
not contain mercury, unlike fluorescent lamps.
Will LED Globes fit in my Current
YES they will - LED
Lights are made to simply replace your existing light bulbs using your existing
fittings. Check out our
Products page for the different types of
LED Lights available and products in stock meeting your required connection type
through our online store. Each product will be clearly marked with the relevant
connection or fitting type (Illustrated below)
LED replacement globes for most types of standard lighting including:
incandescent bulbs, downlights and spot lights.
common two connections in housing today are GU10
and MR16 connector types. All MR16 type
globes use transformers, usually one per light - For LED globes to perform at
their maximum, dedicated DC Constant Voltage LED specific drivers should be
The more traditional type globes being
B22 Bayonet connection type globe, which has
two side pins to connect into globe fittings and the
E27 Edison connection type globe, which has
a screw base now come in 10watt LED. Our 10 WATT
E27 and B22 LED stock will fit
directly into your existing B22 and E27 fittings.
LED light Fitting Types - Named connection type and diagram:
GU10 Connection Type:
Two thick headed pins
MR16 Connection Type: Two
nail like pins
B22 Connection Type
(Bayonet): Two side pins
E27 Connection Type
(Edison): Screw Connection
Whats the difference between GU10 and MR16?
GU10 is a direct connection to 240v - When 240v (GU10) is used, there is no need
for any transformers. Dimming can be achieved by using a dimmable GU10 LED globe
with a standard trailing edge dimmer.
MR16 is a 12v lighting connection which is stepped down from 240v to 12v using a
transformer - Where 12v LED lighting is concerned, you should use LED specific
transformers for LED optimal performance.