LED is fast becoming the standard lighting in Australian homes and businesses. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode, and because it's directional, it is a more efficient way to light a room. LED uses up to 80% less energy than traditional halogen or incandescent lighting*.
*Based on the comparison between a 9W LED and a 50W halogen assuming lighting usage remains the same.
Low energy use
Long lasting. LEDs stay brighter for longer (up to ten times longer than standard incandescent and halogen) and the output remains consistent over their lifetime.
Low energy use. LEDs use only 2 - 17 watts of electricity, which is up to 80% less compared to incandescent or halogen lighting*.
Resilient. LEDs do not have a filament, and therefore are quite resistant to jarring, bumping and vibrations. They also perform well in cold weather conditions.
Cooler. Unlike halogens, LED lighting prevents heat build up, and can therefore help reduce home cooling costs.
No mercury. Mercury is not used in the manufacturing process of LED lighting.
Remember to take note of the current globe fitting, as you will need to replace the same fitting
Current lightingWatts= How much electricity the light uses
Current product type:
Recommended upgrade:lower LED wattage = more efficient
Recommended LED brightness:Lumens(lm)
|40w||Incandescent light globe||6-9w||450lm|
|60w||Incandescent light globe||8-12w||800lm|
|75w||Incandescent light globe||9-13w||110lm|
|100w||Incandescent light globe||16-20w||1600lm|
|150w||Incandescent light globe||25-28w||2600lm|
|36w||T8 fluorescent tube||18w strip||3010lm|
|28w||T5 fluorescent tube||18w strip||2700lm|
|12w||Compact fluorescent (CFL)||6-9w||450lm|
|24w||Compact fluorescent (CFL)||15-20w||1500lm|