Verbatim Unveils New Line-up of Retrofit LED Lamps for Consumers as EU Bans Incandescent Bulbs
- Published: Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:47
From September 1st 2012, European Union legislation bans the manufacture and import of all incandescent bulbs. In anticipation of this, Verbatim has unveiled a complete family of cost effective retrofit LED lamps for households. They are designed to meet the growing demand for reliable, high quality and low energy lighting.
The LED lamps, which have a lifetime of up to 25 years, provide up to 85% energy savings over conventional types of comparable light output. They are designed as direct low cost replacements for incandescent bulbs, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in general purpose lighting.
Verbatim’s new consumer product line-up comprises 13 products including LED lamps to replace 25W to 60W Classic A bulbs, 15W to 25W Classic B candle lamps, 25W droplet bulbs and 20W spotlights for both MR16 GU5.3 and PAR16 fittings. Colour temperatures range from 2700K to 3000K and each model has a minimum colour rendering index (CRI) of 80. Packaged in distinctive green packaging. Verbatim’s LED consumer range is available through the company’s online store and through wholesalers and electrical retailers.
“LED technology is the best energy saving alternative available to replace conventional bulbs. Unlike compact fluorescent lamp bulbs, LED lamps typically deliver five times the operating life, turn on instantly and do not contain hazardous materials such as mercury,” commented Jeanine Chrobak-Kando, Business Development Manager, LED EUMEA.
Five of the LED lamps in the new range are Classic A bulb replacements operating from a 220-240V grid supply. The LED lamps have power ratings between 4W and 11W and replace conventional bulbs rated from 25W to 60W. The 11W model delivers a light output of 810 lumens and the 4W model provides 250 lumens. All the lamps are available with either E27 (screw type) or B22 (bayonet) bases except a dimmable 9W option made exclusively for E27 sockets.
The line-up includes two candle LEDs with E14 sockets to provide general and ambient lighting, particularly appropriate for bedside or tabletop use in the home. A transparent 3.5W model will replace a traditional 15W light bulb while a non-clear 4W version serves as an alternative for a 25W incandescent bulb. Two 4W droplet LEDs with either E14 or E27 sockets are also available.
Consumers can choose between two MR16 spotlights fitting in GU5.3 sockets. The 4W rated model has a beam angle of 20° while the 6W version has a beam angle of 25°. Both spotlights are ideally suited to drawing attention to artwork in the living room or accent lighting in the bathroom. Ideal for accent lighting in the kitchen, bedroom or along the corridor, a 4W PAR 16 GU10 LED replaces 20W conventional bulbs and delivers 180 lumens of light output while a 4W LED R50 with E14 fitting with the same output completes the line-up.
In Europe, lighting in homes accounts for about 20% of all electricity consumption. Conversion to Verbatim's advanced LED technology, which is backed by decades of expertise from parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, delivers a significant reduction on energy usage and carbon footprint.
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