The IES have a website called Light LOGIC which is designed for the average home user that wants to know more information about residential lighting. It has some good articles that may be helpful, and it is kept up to date. This is an American site with some information specific to the US like referring to US line voltage 110v AC, but general information about lighting is applicable anywhere. The site often refers to ...Continue Reading → Share
The NSW Government, Department of the Environment and Heritage has released an Energy Efficient Lighting Technology Report (PDF). The report gives a good overview of current lighting technologies and their respective efficacies. This is a useful guide in cutting through much of the hype around new technologies including LED lighting, and providing a reasonable base for decision making on which technology to use when.
It should be noted, however, that the speed of the ...Continue Reading → Share
As mentioned in this Electrical Solutions post by Justin Barrett from Schneider Electric, there are significant risks associated with ignoring Australian electrical safety standards.
It is also worth noting that ALL electronic LED drivers are required to have a certificate of approval.
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Lightfair is on in the US and once again LED lighting is dominating. See this article looking at projected dominance of LEDs in the next 5 years…Continue Reading → Share
This is a US report, showing the huge growth potential of LED lighting for the years ahead. It is only a small percentage of lighting now, but the trends are significant…Continue Reading → Share
Lumenec is currently investigating using ZigBee as part of a new range of LED luminaires. The newly announced Link Link standard looks promising for both capability and also interoperability with products from other vendors…Continue Reading → Share
This new DOE report compares Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent, and LED lamps for total lifecycle energy consumption. The report finds that CFL and LED currently use about quarter of the energy of incandescent lamps over their life and if LEDs continue to improve as predicted, by 2015 LEDs will use half of CFL energy over full lifecycle. Full lifecycle includes the energy used in manufacturing and transportation of the lamps as well as the energy used by the lamps themselves when ...Continue Reading → Share
A federal harmonisation of state consumer laws came into effect 1 January 2011. (See Australian Consumer Law).
From the 1 January 2012, the law with regards to warranty against defects is applicable. As a result Lumenec has changed it’s product warranties to comply with the new law. Our warranty is now available in 2 documents: (1) Statutory Consumer Guarantee – for consumers the buy our products for consumer use, and ...Continue Reading → Share
This article from Electronic Products provides quite a good overview as to why it can’t be assumed that all LEDs are the same quality.
Lumenec has invested considerable time and money in sourcing and testing our LED products. We also give our customers realistic, honest opinions on lifetime, quality, and total cost of ownership issues. We don’t carry junk product, and we aim to provide competitive pricing without compromising quality.
If you’d like to know more about how we ...Continue Reading → Share