The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-07-14T02:03:14Z Light Online Australia brings new Energetic Lighting LED retrofit lamps to its affordable bulb range 2016-07-14T02:03:14Z light-online-australia-brings-new-energetic-lighting-led-retrofit-lamps-to-its-affordable-bulb-range LightOnline today announced the next generation of its Light Emitting Diode (LED) portfolio with the launch of new affordable Energetic LED light bulb in GLS and Candle shapes for the home segment in Australia. Led light bulbsThe new LED bulb Energetic A67 LED in GLS 13Watt dimmable warm white colour offers two variations in its bases such as Edison Screw (ES) and Bayonet Cap (BC) for different lighting fixtures. Whereas the new LED Energetic LED in Candle 5.7Watt 3000K warm white colour dimmable offers four different bases such as  Edison Screw(ES), Bayonet Cap(BC), Small Edison Screw(SES) and Small Bayonet Cap(SBC). The new LED bulbs offer significant energy savings of up to 80 percent compared to traditional soft-tone or halogen bulbs, giving Australians the potential to reduce their home energy bills. Both GLS and Candle shapes offer 13Watt and 5.7Watt respectively. The new ranges will fit into most existing lamp sockets and light fittings and can also be used for a range of lighting applications in homes, such as chandeliers, all-purpose wall/ceiling lighting and table lamps. Both the Energetic Lighting LED range last up to 15,000. These mercury-free light bulbs are ideal for home environments as they provide premium ambiance and great comfort without glare or UV emission. The producers of Energetic LED Xiamen Yankon Energetic Lighting Co., Ltd won the “SEAD Global Efficiency Medal” with the LED A-Bulb 806 lumen LED retrofit lamp as a replacement for a 60W incandescent bulb. The prize, with which the production and sales of super-efficient appliances are to be encouraged, was awarded for the first time for lighting products, because of the high global electricity consumption of grid-based lighting. The awarded A-Bulb 806 lumen LED retrofit lamp from Energetic Lighting is a replacement for a 60W incandescent bulb, equipped with state-of-the-art energy saving LED technology “This new range truly brings affordable LED into the home and at the same time gives consumers potential savings in home energy bills, as well as greater energy efficiency. As Our LED light bulb range continues to develop even more affordable lighting technology, we hope to offer home owners more innovative lighting solutions that inspire and personalise their living environments,” says Light Online Managing Director. Domestic and commercial customers who is interested in learning more about LightOnline LED, or who would like to buy LED lights, may visit the our website at any time; there, they can read more about the benefits of using LED lighting as well as browse through the vast selection of merchandise. Handy category tabs like “LED Downlights” and “LED Candles” at the top of the home page make it easy for shoppers to find exactly what they are looking for. About Light Online: Light Online is Australia’s leading LED provider focused on supplying domestic and commercial customers with LED lights to suit their needs. The company’s range of products includes LED bulbs, LED downlights, LED panels and LED candles to name a few. Light Online’s indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions provide great energy and cost savings for its customers. For more information, please visit https://www.lightonline.com.au, and for Energetic LED https://www.lightonline.com.au/energetic-led Media contact:Light Online Australia What is LED Lighting? the lighting guide for energy saving lamps 2016-02-24T01:10:44Z what-is-led-lighting-the-lighting-guide-for-energy-saving-lamps What is LED lighting? A LED light is a light-emitting diode (LED) based product that is fixed into a light bulbs for use in lighting sources. They utilize slightly less energy than CFLs and lighting brands claim LEDs last 20,000 to 50,000 hours. That is around 18 to 46 years when used three hours a day. LEDs right away light up, even in sub zero temperatures, and lifespan is not affected by regularly turning them on and off. Some of the LED light bulbs can dim as low as good old incandescent bulbs. Benefits in using LED lighting In the recent days with the significant price drops on LED lights it positions itself as the best lighting alternative over other lighting technologies in the market. Let’s look at few major benefits of LED lighting here. LED light bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs Available in a variety of colour temperatures Not sensitive to cold environments Produce next to no heat or UV emissions Available in dimmable varients Able to withstand heavy vibrations and rough handling due to the lack of a sensitive filament Can be cycled on and off frequently without shortening the lifespan Longest average life expectancy of all incandescent replacements, lasting up to 25 to 50 times longer Comparing LED lights lifespan with other technologies Long lifetime stands out as the number one benefits of LED Lighting. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational lifetime expectation. Lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright while LEDs maintain their original brightness throughout their lifespan. Therefore surely it will add up to the economic side at the end reflecting on energy bills. Alternate lighting technologies Incandescent Light bulbs Incandescent lights are your inexpensive, tried-and-true light sources. However, they are very energy-inefficient compared to newer fluorescent or LED lights, and as you may have noticed, they don’t last very long. Perhaps the most popular incandescent light bulb is a 60-watt bulb with a medium base, which is typically used in a ceiling fan or lamp. Due to government regulations, you are no longer able to easily purchase standard incandescent globes in the market. Halogen Light Bulbs Halogen lights are most popular in landscape lighting or automotive headlights. They produce bright, far-reaching light, and they also tend to emit a lot of heat. They are often used as outdoor reflector bulbs or infrared lights in heat lamps. Fluorescent & Compact Fluorescent Lamps Fluorescent lights are often made in a tube shape and used in commercial ceiling fixtures. Sometimes, fluorescent tubes are also used residentially in kitchens or garages. Since fluorescent lights are much more energy-efficient than incandescent lights, compact-fluorescent lights (the swirly light bulbs) have been made to replace them. Fluorescent lights come in special plug-in styles too, which are usually used commercially or outdoors. Read at : LED Lighting, the lighting guide for energy saving lamps All about LED Lighting Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember LED lighting bulbs in Melbourne http://www.interiordesignersaustralia.com.au/listing_details.php?lid=27836 Replacing your LED downlights - Points to Remember DIY 2016-01-29T00:51:22Z replacing-your-led-downlights-points-to-remember-diy Right, you are now ready to install your LED downlight yourself. Interesting fact is still many folks opt for halogen or compact fluorescent downlights, however we must consider LED downlights consumes less power as compares to other fixtures and thus would make one save on the power bills. Another benefit that is making those go green initiatives take a new shape is that LED fixtures do not emit anything that is harsh on the environment, no rays, no heat and no toxic elements. Also, LED downlights are a better option than other lighting as they are designed to last. Different downlight fixing options We stock different downlight fixture options such as In a downlight with spring clips In a downlight with twist front face plate/ flexible push in clips In a downlight where the face plate comes off  Few points to remember before start replacing your LED Downlights Always switch off power supply before commencing work. Operating temperature range of the lamp should be between -20°C and 45°C ambient. Over-heating can affect lamp performance. Only use in indoor applications and in open fixtures providing 10mm free air space. Ensure the fixture has the appropriate lamp-holder. Do not use or install the lamp in highly dusty or smoky environments. It is recommended that you install the lamp only after construction is completed. Input voltage should be +/-10% the amount stipulated in the specifications. If LED lamps are dimmable with compatible mix of transformers and dimmers, actual dimming performance depends on dimmer type (refer to the recommended dimmer & transformer list). Please note the different combinations based on the type of lamp and number of lamps. Not intended to use with emergency light fixtures or exit lights or DC transformers. Customer may notice a one second flicker during star tup. This is normal and will not affect lamp performance and lifetime. Relative humidity in the installation should not exceed 80% Relative Humidity. Do not install in bathrooms, kitchens and wet areas. These lamps have no tolerance to water. Lamps must be protected from the ingress of salt air. Do not install the lamp close to medical equipment/televisions/studios/radio areas. Certain lamps include a fan to assist performance. Noise might be audible in silent environment. (Applicable only to a range of dimmable lamps) Products are not subjected to more than total of 20,000 fast switches (time between “on” and “off” should be less than 10 minutes). Electrical installation in which the product operates must not be subjected to voltage fluctuations. The mains supply should have surge or over voltage protection equipment. It is also recommended that all lamps on one transformer share the same brand. Read More : DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember All about LED Lighting in Australia LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights Choosing the right mix of LED lighting - LED lighting education 2016-01-28T02:05:07Z choosing-the-right-mix-of-led-lighting-led-lighting-education 3 Kinds of Light – Choosing the right mix of LED lighting One essential (but neglected) aspect of your home’s lighting design is the right mix of brightness levels. You want to be able to chill in comfort – in the exact same space where you’ll also very probably eat, read, watch TV or even work from home. That means your LED lights really need to be designed and installed with flexibility in mind. Background vs Feature vs Working Lights At LightOnline, whenever we’re working on a new LED project, we start by splitting its light-sources between three different light levels: - Background light - Feature light - Working light Depending on the location and its range of uses, a project may need one, two or all three types of lighting. Let’s discuss each in a little more detail below. Background Lighting Flat, even lighting. Background light is the equivalent of traditional home ceiling light sources. LEDs can provide this kind of illumination easily and efficiently (we recommend warm white 5W or 10W LED tapes for the purpose, depending on the size of the location) – but to get full advantage from the possibilities LEDs offer, you’ll want to consider adding Feature lights and Working lights too.   Feature Lighting Accent or decorative lighting. These are the lights that give your room warmth and detail. Use brighter LEDs to highlight fixtures and points of interest, and more subtle LEDs to add texture. Feature lights can include plinth and under-cabinet LED tapes in kitchens, drop ceilings, LED spotlights and LED colour strip lights in living rooms, or cool white highlights in bathrooms to pick up mirrors and porcelain surfaces. Working Lighting Lights to let you see clearly and concentrate. Working lights are bright and focused on locations where you need to see what you’re doing. Your LED working light needs to fit with your task. Kitchen countertops need bright uniform lights for food preparation. If you’re reading in bed, then some well-placed working light will stop you straining your eyes. In a workshop environment, good illumination is essential to get the job done right, whether you’re doing car maintenance or DIY. And with the number of people freelancing and working from home skyrocketing over the past five years, there’s a lot of us who want to create a professional-standard office space at home.   Colouring In with LEDs Most LED home lighting projects are built around white LEDs. But even with white light, there are still choices to be made. The majority of our customers like white light with a warm (rich, earthy yellow) tint, which matches traditional halogen lights – especially in living spaces, dining rooms and bedrooms. But for kitchens or bathrooms, office spaces, or for very contemporary homes, you can think about using cool whites instead. Cool white working light for food preparation White light is measured on the colour temperature (Kelvin) scale, with warm whites rating approximately 3000 Kelvin and cool whites around 5000 Kelvin. Warm whites are great for relaxing, while cooler shades produce better light to work by. For comparison, overhead daylight is rated at roughly 5000k. For feature lighting, LEDs let you do far more with colours. You can add single-colour accent lights in red, green, blue or amber – or why not give yourself more control and more possibilities by installing LightOnline’s colour changing LED strip lights? Available in RGB or RGBW versions, these brilliant market-leading LED products let you mix light to create literally millions of shades and colours at the touch of an easy-to-use control. Read at : LED Lighting, the lighting guide for energy saving lamps All about LED Lighting Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember Lighting guide for energy saving lamps - Looking at benefits of LED lighting 2016-01-26T23:56:58Z lighting-guide-for-energy-saving-lamps-looking-at-benefits-of-led-lighting What is LED lighting? A LED light is a light-emitting diode (LED) based product that is fixed into a light bulbs for use in lighting sources. They utilize slightly less energy than CFLs and lighting brands claim LEDs last 20,000 to 50,000 hours. That is around 18 to 46 years when used three hours a day. LEDs right away light up, even in sub zero temperatures, and lifespan is not affected by regularly turning them on and off. Some of the LED light bulbs can dim as low as good old incandescent bulbs. Benefits in using LED lighting In the recent days with the significant price drops on LED lights it positions itself as the best lighting alternative over other lighting technologies in the market. Let’s look at few major benefits of LED lightinghere. LED light bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs Available in a variety of colour temperatures Not sensitive to cold environments Produce next to no heat or UV emissions Available in dimmable varients Able to withstand heavy vibrations and rough handling due to the lack of a sensitive filament Can be cycled on and off frequently without shortening the lifespan Longest average life expectancy of all incandescent replacements, lasting up to 25 to 50 times longer Comparing LED lights lifespan with other technologies Long lifetime stands out as the number one benefits of LED Lighting. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational lifetime expectation. Lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright while LEDs maintain their original brightness throughout their lifespan. Therefore surely it will add up to the economic side at the end reflecting on energy bills. Alternate lighting technologies Incandescent Light bulbs Incandescent lights are your inexpensive, tried-and-true light sources. However, they are very energy-inefficient compared to newer fluorescent or LED lights, and as you may have noticed, they don’t last very long. Perhaps the most popular incandescent light bulb is a 60-watt bulb with a medium base, which is typically used in a ceiling fan or lamp. Due to government regulations, you are no longer able to easily purchase standard incandescent globes in the market. Halogen Light Bulbs Halogen lights are most popular in landscape lighting or automotive headlights. They produce bright, far-reaching light, and they also tend to emit a lot of heat. They are often used as outdoor reflector bulbs or infrared lights in heat lamps. Fluorescent & Compact Fluorescent Lamps Fluorescent lights are often made in a tube shape and used in commercial ceiling fixtures. Sometimes, fluorescent tubes are also used residentially in kitchens or garages. Since fluorescent lights are much more energy-efficient than incandescent lights, compact-fluorescent lights (the swirly light bulbs) have been made to replace them. Fluorescent lights come in special plug-in styles too, which are usually used commercially or outdoors. Read at : LED Lighting, the lighting guide for energy saving lamps All about LED Lighting Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember Now LED Light Bulbs can Offer a warm glow similar to any Incandescent Bulbs 2016-01-20T23:04:10Z now-led-light-bulbs-can-offer-a-warm-glow-similar-to-any-incandescent-bulbs "Those lights make everything look blue." Ugh. I’ve heard that remark about LED lighting too many times to count. For me, as a designer (aka home-problem-solver), it’s frustrating to hear friends reminisce about how the glow from 60-watt incandescent light bulbs would make their homes look and ‘feel’ so warm. Well, LED light bulbs can make your home look and ‘feel’ equally as warm as those 60-watt incandescent lights. True story. LED Lighting Bulbs Don't Have To Be Blue LED light bulbs don't have to be blue, there's lots of choices. It’s like everything else in the world of technology, there's lots of options with LEDS: variety of color temperatures, dimmability and brightness. There also are more tech specs you’ll want to know about in order to achieve the desired color of light in your home. The Tiffany styled art glass floor lamp has a color temperature of 3000k, which is similar to the temperature of the 60-watt bulb. The Higher Temperature Means Cooler Light For any type of light, the higher the temperature, the cooler the light. LED lighting is available in a variety of color temperatures. I think that one of the best parts about LED light bulbs is that they have a wide range of color temperature possibilities. And it’s probably the easiest part of tech specs to remember. If you want the inside of your home to look like it ‘used to look’ with incandescent light bulbs, you like the warmer light look, you’ll want to look for an LED that has a color temperature around 2700K to 3000K. LED Pendant Lights  1. Philips Master Led Mr16 7W 24D Warm White Dimmable: The color temperature of this Mr16 philips LED light is 2700k 2. Deluxlite Energy Saving LED GU10 7W Warm White: This LED GU10 light has a color temperature of about 3000k, which is within the expected color range of incandescent bulbs. LED Light Bulbs LED light bulbs can be used in many different fixtures. if you are shopping for LED lighting, you might start wondering if the fixture has to be under the ‘LED lighting’ category in order for you to use LED light bulbs. Not true. You can update lighting in your home with LED light bulbs. But, before you click on the link and start shopping, keep in mind the color temperature range that you desire. So if you like a warm light like an incandescent, look for 2700K to 3000K. If you want a daylight look, which can be perfect for your Instagram photos, look for 3500 to 4100K, which is in the color neutral zone. 1. LED 7 Watt A19 Non Dimmable Bulb: This little LED light bulb has a color temperature of 2700K and is comparable to a 40-watt incandescent bulb. 2. 12 Watt Dimmable LED Omni Directional Light Bulb: This dimmable LED bulb is comparable to the color temperature a 60 watt incandescent. And it lasts about 25,000 hours. 3. LED 12 Watts BR30 Light Bulb: This Dimmable LED 12-watt light bulb is also comparable to a 60-watt incandescent, with a color temperature of 2700K. Find more lighting and lamp options on light online now! LED lighting bulbs in Melbourne, LED light globe shops in Sydney, Buy LED light bulbs online in Perth, LED lighting bulbs buy online in Darwin, LED downlight bulbs in Canberra, LED lighting bulbs in Brisbane, LED lighting online store in Queensland, Buy LED light bulbs online in Sunshine Cost, LED light bulbs stores in Adelaide, Buy online LED light bulbs in Newcastle, LED lighting globes in Wollongong, LED light bulbs online in Logan City,online LED lighting bulbs stores in Gold Coast  Buying Incandescent Replacement lamps, the best choice is Halogen, CFL or LED? 2016-01-20T01:48:13Z buying-incandescent-replacement-lamps-halogen-cfl-or-led Even a couple of years ago, manufacturers could not produce LED lighting in an affordable range for most consumers. Commercial customers were able to swing the high cost of entry with products like LED recessed ceiling fixtures, but consumers were by and large left out. Recent months government regulations affecting standards of energy efficiency have started to have an impact on what type of light bulbs can continue to be manufactured. While there’s always the option of buying “rough service” incandescent bulbs (currently exempt from the light bulb ban) some of you may also be thinking about making the switch to an alternative, more efficient light bulb. If you are, you have three options: halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED (light emitting diode). Now that there are more options for replacing the bulbs in your table lamps and household light fixtures than ever before, the task can be a little daunting. In an effort to make your decision easier, this guide to your three replacement options weighs the pros and cons of each light source so you don’t have to. Halogen Pros: - Halogen lamps are slightly more efficient than incandescent bulbs - Available in the same classic shape as standard incandescents - Fully dimmable and compatible with most incandescent dimmers - Instant-on – no delays in reaching full brightness - Perfect Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 100 - Produces a slightly brighter, whiter light than incandescents Cons: - Halogen bulbs and lamps burn hotter than incandescent bulbs - Least efficient out of other replacements - Its filament and glass tube are sensitive to rough handling and vibration - Oil from hands left on the glass of the bulb can cause damage - Although they’re still available, halogen PAR lamps have been banned due to the inability to meet government efficiency requirements Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Pros: - Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use significantly less energy than incandescent lamps (50 to 80 percent) - Versatile shapes and base types that can fit into almost any incandescent household application - Available in all of the same color temperatures as incandescent bulbs - Can be purchased in dimmable options (CCFLs) - Has an average life expectancy of up to 10,000 hours - Produces less heat than incandescent and halogen bulbs Cons: - CFLs contain small amounts of mercury. Though it’s not dangerous while in the bulb, if the bulb is broken, it needs to be disposed of carefully and correctly. - Most have warm-up times anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds - Are not able to dim as well as halogens, incandescents, or LEDs (has the worst dimming capabilities of all) - Frequent on and off cycling and cold temperatures can significantly reduce their lifespan Light Emitting Diode (LED) Pros: - LED light bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs - Available in a variety of color temperatures - Not sensitive to cold environments - Produce next to no heat or UV emissions - Available in dimmable options - Able to withstand heavy vibrations and rough handling due to the lack of a sensitive filament - Can be cycled on and off frequently without shortening the lifespan - Longest average life expectancy of all incandescent replacements, lasting up to 25 to 50 times longer Cons: - Highest initial cost of all incandescent replacements - Can't be used in completely enclosed fixtures - May shift color over time due to age and environmental factors - May require the installation of LED drivers if not already built into the bulb   Do you have any more questions about halogens, CFLs, or LEDs that you need answered, just visit us and let us know how we can help. LED lighting bulbs in Melbourne, LED light globe shops in Sydney, Buy LED light bulbs online in Perth, LED lighting bulbs buy online in Darwin, LED downlight bulbs in Canberra, LED lighting bulbs in Brisbane, LED lighting online store in Queensland, Buy LED light bulbs online in Sunshine Cost, LED light bulbs stores in Adelaide, Buy online LED light bulbs in Newcastle, LED lighting globes in Wollongong, LED light bulbs online in Logan City,online LED lighting bulbs stores in Gold Coast  Right time to switch to LED downlights with its prices down further 2016-01-17T22:32:11Z right-time-to-switch-to-led-downlights-with-its-prices-down-further With the onset of record-breaking temperatures, we sure are glad we’re not baking under hot incandescent/halogen lights here at LOnline  headquarters. Unlike these outdated technologies, LEDs emit no heat from the light source, so they’re perfect for keeping rooms cool and comfortable. Halogen down lights are especially notorious for increasing room temperatures (not to mention air conditioning costs). That’s why we recommend LED recessed lights such as the PR15 Ultra Thin: a 13 Watt fixture of up to 484 lumens. The PR15 is dimmable and comes with a high quality diffuser to eliminate hot spots. For recessed fixtures, we carry a full line of LED down light bulbs. At 2 inches wide, the Illum 2.0 MR-11 is one of the smallest lights we carry. It’s a super efficient 2.5 Watt replacement for a 20 Watt halogen thanks to the single Cree XP-G chip inside. A great low-temperature solution for low-voltage systems. On the opposite side of the size scale is the 7.5” Ceiling LED light bulb with its E40 mogul base. Also built with the XP-G, this 45 Watt bulb replaces a 400 Watt halogen! Just thinking about the heat from a 400 Watt halogen makes us sweat. Call us for quantity pricing and answers to any technical questions you might have. After all, we want you to feel as comfortable investing in LED lights as you feel relaxing underneath them! In New York Times Small Business this week, Tom Szaky explores different types of sustainability measures a group may choose to take, depending on the scope and scale of their plan. The adoption of LED light bulbs is characterized as one of many actions that are “easy” and can benefit virtually any company as it unequivocally saves money on electricity and adds value to a building. Whether or not a company chooses to market their efficient new LED lighting system and other energy improvements may depend on the type of product or service they provide. Szaky indicates that in food service, for example, customers may appreciate learning that food waste and packaging is composted, because it is a tangible part of the dining experience. If the service is more abstract – like storage or parking – then energy-related measures play a greater role in the customer’s buying conscience. From customers who’ve discretely adopted our LED downlights in their brick and mortar stores, to companies that have taken out press releases to tout their new energy-saving systems, a wide range of green business initiatives can be tailor-made for your organization. It’s key to make sure the measure can be seen through to completion without gaping holes or eco-contradictions (Szaky admits that his TerraCycle co-workers were slow to fully “get” recycling, even though the practice is so intrinsic to their product) and, if applicable, that it fits the message your group wants to convey. Where do LED lights fit into your green business plan? Incandescent Replacement lamps, choice is Halogen, CFL or LED? 2016-01-07T23:53:05Z incandescent-replacement-lamps-choice-is-halogen-cfl-or-led Even a couple of years ago, manufacturers could not produce LED lighting in an affordable range for most consumers. Commercial customers were able to swing the high cost of entry with products like LED recessed ceiling fixtures, but consumers were by and large left out. Recent months government regulations affecting standards of energy efficiency have started to have an impact on what type of light bulbs can continue to be manufactured. While there’s always the option of buying “rough service” incandescent bulbs (currently exempt from the light bulb ban) some of you may also be thinking about making the switch to an alternative, more efficient light bulb. If you are, you have three options: halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED (light emitting diode). Now that there are more options for replacing the bulbs in your table lamps and household light fixtures than ever before, the task can be a little daunting. In an effort to make your decision easier, this guide to your three replacement options weighs the pros and cons of each light source so you don’t have to. Halogen Pros: - Halogen lamps are slightly more efficient than incandescent bulbs - Available in the same classic shape as standard incandescents - Fully dimmable and compatible with most incandescent dimmers - Instant-on – no delays in reaching full brightness - Perfect Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 100 - Produces a slightly brighter, whiter light than incandescents Cons: - Halogen bulbs and lamps burn hotter than incandescent bulbs - Least efficient out of other replacements - Its filament and glass tube are sensitive to rough handling and vibration - Oil from hands left on the glass of the bulb can cause damage - Although they’re still available, halogen PAR lamps have been banned due to the inability to meet government efficiency requirements Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFLs) Pros: - Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use significantly less energy than incandescent lamps (50 to 80 percent) - Versatile shapes and base types that can fit into almost any incandescent household application - Available in all of the same color temperatures as incandescent bulbs - Can be purchased in dimmable options (CCFLs) - Has an average life expectancy of up to 10,000 hours - Produces less heat than incandescent and halogen bulbs Cons: - CFLs contain small amounts of mercury. Though it’s not dangerous while in the bulb, if the bulb is broken, it needs to be disposed of carefully and correctly. - Most have warm-up times anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds - Are not able to dim as well as halogens, incandescents, or LEDs (has the worst dimming capabilities of all) - Frequent on and off cycling and cold temperatures can significantly reduce their lifespan Light Emitting Diode (LED) Pros: - LED light bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs - Available in a variety of color temperatures - Not sensitive to cold environments - Produce next to no heat or UV emissions - Available in dimmable options - Able to withstand heavy vibrations and rough handling due to the lack of a sensitive filament - Can be cycled on and off frequently without shortening the lifespan - Longest average life expectancy of all incandescent replacements, lasting up to 25 to 50 times longer Cons: - Highest initial cost of all incandescent replacements - Can't be used in completely enclosed fixtures - May shift color over time due to age and environmental factors - May require the installation of LED drivers if not already built into the bulb   Do you have any more burning questions about halogens, CFLs, or LEDs that you need answered, just visit us and let us know how we can help.  LED lighting bulbs in Melbourne, LED light globe shops in Sydney, Buy LED light bulbs online in Perth, LED lighting bulbs buy online in Darwin, LED downlight bulbs in Canberra, LED lighting bulbs in Brisbane, LED lighting online store in Queensland, Buy LED light bulbs online in Sunshine Cost, LED light bulbs stores in Adelaide, Buy online LED light bulbs in Newcastle, LED lighting globes in Wollongong, LED light bulbs online in Logan City,online LED lighting bulbs stores in Gold Coast  How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures 2016-01-07T01:05:15Z how-to-choose-the-right-led-light-bulb-for-your-fixtures Every light fixture benefits from a well-chosen bulb whether it is a Downlight or LED Tubes, innovations over the past few years made LED light bulbs a very good choice. LED bulbs offer both practical and aesthetic advantages over incandescent and fluorescent lights. They are energy efficient, long-lived, and give clear consistent light. Choosing the right light bulb can be difficult, especially when it is for an uncommon fixture. The good news is we can make it much easier. Since top considerations for choosing a new bulb include fixture, technology, wattage and colour temperature, answering these few questions will give you a strong foundation for your search. 1. What kind of lamp base and shape you are after? Naturally when we choose a light bulb we consider the base of it by thinking about the fixture being used. If it is replacing an old light globe after unscrewing your burned-out bulb and examining it for relevant information such as lamp base, brand name or wattage, you’ll need to consider its application and check the requirements of the fixture. At some cases you may think about using a new light fixture or replacing the faulty ones before using the new bulbs. Popular household bulb shapes include A19, decorative chandelier in candle shape, and outdoor reflector such as PAR, MR, and BR type bulbs. Moreover, having the right base type on your bulb ensures it will screw into your fixture properly. Depending on the application, light bulbs can be wide and varied. If you need further help to identify your bulb, ask one of our lighting experts here at Light Online, We’re always happy to help! All about LED Lighting LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember Download this LED Lighting guide in PDF now! Choosing the right light bulb can be difficult, especially when it is for an uncommon fixture. The good news is we can make it much easier. 2. What wattage do you need? Again, if the wattage you need isn’t specified on your old bulb, you can always check your fixture. Fixtures such as ceiling fans, lamps, or general overhead lights are rated to accept a certain wattage, which you can look up on the manufacturer’s website if it’s not printed on the fixture. When replacing an incandescent with an LED or CFL bulb, however, they will typically be labelled in terms of wattage equivalence; “60W equal” bulbs, for example. These 60W equal bulbs may use as little as 8 watts to actually operate—this rating simply means that they produce as much light as 60W incandescent and will work fine in fixtures rated to accept 60 watts. 3. Do you want bright, white light or comfortable, orange light? The colour of light, ranging from the orange glow of a candle to the bright blue light of the sun, is called colour temperature. Colour temperature has nothing to do with physical heat. The colour temperature scale is even backward from an ambient temperature scale: the lower the colour temperature, the warmer (or more orange) the light is; the higher the colour temperature, the cooler (or more blue) the light is. Measured in degrees Kelvin, most lights have colour temperatures between 2700K and 6500K, and the particular colour temperature you need depends on your room and application. Check out choosing colour temperatures for more advice. 4. Need a dimmable option? There are more dimmable LED lamps in market right now and you have the variety of options to choose when it comes to dimmer controls. Each bulbs and brands may differ in this area therefore careful considerations from the manual is recommended to know further about the selected lamp. 5. What lumen do you need? Lumen is the standard unit for measuring the amount of light produced by a light source. It is equal to the amount of light hitting one square foot of surface one foot away from the light. Essentially, the higher the lumens, the brighter the light. 6. Have any Beam angle considerations? The beam angle is something you need to pay attention to when choosing the right LED lighting for your space. This is as important as the Lumens. Beam angle indicates the spread of light from the light source. A narrow beam gives a strong light which is better for accent lighting. A wide beam gives a more general, softer light Read More : How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember 2016-01-06T00:11:05Z diy-replacement-led-downlights-points-to-remember Right, you are now ready to install your LED downlight yourself. Interesting fact is still many folks opt for halogen or compact fluorescent downlights, however we must consider LED downlights consumes less power as compares to other fixtures and thus would make one save on the power bills. Another benefit that is making those go green initiatives take a new shape is that LED fixtures do not emit anything that is harsh on the environment, no rays, no heat and no toxic elements. Also, LED downlights are a better option than other lighting as they are designed to last. Different downlight fixing options We stock different downlight fixture options such as In a downlight with spring clips In a downlight with twist front face plate/ flexible push in clips In a downlight where the face plate comes off  Few points to remember before start replacing your LED Downlights Always switch off power supply before commencing work. Operating temperature range of the lamp should be between -20°C and 45°C ambient. Over-heating can affect lamp performance. Only use in indoor applications and in open fixtures providing 10mm free air space. Ensure the fixture has the appropriate lamp-holder. Do not use or install the lamp in highly dusty or smoky environments. It is recommended that you install the lamp only after construction is completed. Input voltage should be +/-10% the amount stipulated in the specifications. If LED lamps are dimmable with compatible mix of transformers and dimmers, actual dimming performance depends on dimmer type (refer to the recommended dimmer & transformer list). Please note the different combinations based on the type of lamp and number of lamps. Not intended to use with emergency light fixtures or exit lights or DC transformers. Customer may notice a one second flicker during star tup. This is normal and will not affect lamp performance and lifetime. Relative humidity in the installation should not exceed 80% Relative Humidity. Do not install in bathrooms, kitchens and wet areas. These lamps have no tolerance to water. Lamps must be protected from the ingress of salt air. Do not install the lamp close to medical equipment/televisions/studios/radio areas. Certain lamps include a fan to assist performance. Noise might be audible in silent environment. (Applicable only to a range of dimmable lamps) Products are not subjected to more than total of 20,000 fast switches (time between “on” and “off” should be less than 10 minutes). Electrical installation in which the product operates must not be subjected to voltage fluctuations. The mains supply should have surge or over voltage protection equipment. It is also recommended that all lamps on one transformer share the same brand. Read More : DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember All about LED Lighting in Australia LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps in Australia 2016-01-04T22:29:37Z led-lighting-the-lighting-guide-for-energy-saving-lamps-in-australia What is LED lighting? A LED light is a light-emitting diode (LED) based product that is fixed into a light bulbs for use in lighting sources. They utilize slightly less energy than CFLs and lighting brands claim LEDs last 20,000 to 50,000 hours. That is around 18 to 46 years when used three hours a day. LEDs right away light up, even in sub zero temperatures, and lifespan is not affected by regularly turning them on and off. Some of the LED light bulbs can dim as low as good old incandescent bulbs. Benefits in using LED lighting In the recent days with the significant price drops on LED lights it positions itself as the best lighting alternative over other lighting technologies in the market. Let’s look at few major benefits of LED lighting here. LED light bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs Available in a variety of colour temperatures Not sensitive to cold environments Produce next to no heat or UV emissions Available in dimmable varients Able to withstand heavy vibrations and rough handling due to the lack of a sensitive filament Can be cycled on and off frequently without shortening the lifespan Longest average life expectancy of all incandescent replacements, lasting up to 25 to 50 times longer Comparing LED lights lifespan with other technologies Long lifetime stands out as the number one benefits of LED Lighting. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational lifetime expectation. Lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright while LEDs maintain their original brightness throughout their lifespan. Therefore surely it will add up to the economic side at the end reflecting on energy bills. Alternate lighting technologies Incandescent Light bulbs Incandescent lights are your inexpensive, tried-and-true light sources. However, they are very energy-inefficient compared to newer fluorescent or LED lights, and as you may have noticed, they don’t last very long. Perhaps the most popular incandescent light bulb is a 60-watt bulb with a medium base, which is typically used in a ceiling fan or lamp. Due to government regulations, you are no longer able to easily purchase standard incandescent globes in the market. Halogen Light Bulbs Halogen lights are most popular in landscape lighting or automotive headlights. They produce bright, far-reaching light, and they also tend to emit a lot of heat. They are often used as outdoor reflector bulbs or infrared lights in heat lamps. Fluorescent & Compact Fluorescent Lamps Fluorescent lights are often made in a tube shape and used in commercial ceiling fixtures. Sometimes, fluorescent tubes are also used residentially in kitchens or garages. Since fluorescent lights are much more energy-efficient than incandescent lights, compact-fluorescent lights (the swirly light bulbs) have been made to replace them. Fluorescent lights come in special plug-in styles too, which are usually used commercially or outdoors. Read at : LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps All about LED Lighting Australia  Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps 2016-01-03T23:27:14Z led-lighting-the-lighting-guide-for-energy-saving-lamps What is LED lighting? A LED light is a light-emitting diode (LED) based product that is fixed into a light bulbs for use in lighting sources. They utilize slightly less energy than CFLs and lighting brands claim LEDs last 20,000 to 50,000 hours. That is around 18 to 46 years when used three hours a day. LEDs right away light up, even in sub zero temperatures, and lifespan is not affected by regularly turning them on and off. Some of the LED light bulbs can dim as low as good old incandescent bulbs. Benefits in using LED lighting In the recent days with the significant price drops on LED lights it positions itself as the best lighting alternative over other lighting technologies in the market. Let’s look at few major benefits of LED lighting here. LED light bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs Available in a variety of colour temperatures Not sensitive to cold environments Produce next to no heat or UV emissions Available in dimmable varients Able to withstand heavy vibrations and rough handling due to the lack of a sensitive filament Can be cycled on and off frequently without shortening the lifespan Longest average life expectancy of all incandescent replacements, lasting up to 25 to 50 times longer Comparing LED lights lifespan with other technologies Long lifetime stands out as the number one benefits of LED Lighting. LED bulbs and diodes have an outstanding operational lifetime expectation. Lighting diodes emit lower output levels over a very long period of time and become less bright while LEDs maintain their original brightness throughout their lifespan. Therefore surely it will add up to the economic side at the end reflecting on energy bills. Alternate lighting technologies Incandescent Light bulbs Incandescent lights are your inexpensive, tried-and-true light sources. However, they are very energy-inefficient compared to newer fluorescent or LED lights, and as you may have noticed, they don’t last very long. Perhaps the most popular incandescent light bulb is a 60-watt bulb with a medium base, which is typically used in a ceiling fan or lamp. Due to government regulations, you are no longer able to easily purchase standard incandescent globes in the market. Halogen Light Bulbs Halogen lights are most popular in landscape lighting or automotive headlights. They produce bright, far-reaching light, and they also tend to emit a lot of heat. They are often used as outdoor reflector bulbs or infrared lights in heat lamps. Fluorescent & Compact Fluorescent Lamps Fluorescent lights are often made in a tube shape and used in commercial ceiling fixtures. Sometimes, fluorescent tubes are also used residentially in kitchens or garages. Since fluorescent lights are much more energy-efficient than incandescent lights, compact-fluorescent lights (the swirly light bulbs) have been made to replace them. Fluorescent lights come in special plug-in styles too, which are usually used commercially or outdoors. Read at : LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps All about LED Lighting Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting 2015-12-18T01:18:38Z benefits-amp-advantages-of-using-energy-efficient-led-lighting Although not many people have made that shift from CFL's to LED light bulbs, in the long run, it is expected that many would go with this option looking into the benefits. This concept of using LED lights came into being with intent to act responsibly towards the environment but in the past few years there are several other factors that have contributed to the increase in demand. More and more people are on the lookout for quality LED bulbs that would not only give ample lighting but save on power and longevity too. The very first thing that makes up the most impressive benefit of using an LED bulb is that it consumes less power as compares to other fixtures and thus would make one save on the power bills. Another benefit that is making those go green initiatives take a new shape is that LED fixtures do not emit anything that is harsh on the environment, no rays, no heat and no toxic elements. An LED bulb purchases from Light Online would stay in that perfect working condition for around 10 to 11 years and this would make the purchase go worth. If we take a rough estimate, an LED bulb lasts at least 7 to 8 times longer than those traditional lighting fixtures such as CFLs. LED bulbs are far more durable and rugged as compared to other lighting options and this clearly states that these are easy to manage and maintain. The light comes from a tiny chip that is enclosed in a solid casing that has the ability to withstand shocks, vibrations and even extreme climatic conditions. Safety is yet another feature adding to the advantage & benefits of LED bulbs. There is not much heat generated therefore it is not prone to burns and fires, thus making these bulbs safe to use. All about LED Lighting LED Lighting – the lighting guide for energy saving lamps Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting How LED Lighting compared with Fluorescent Lamps How to choose the right LED light bulb for your Fixtures Dimmable or Non-Dimmable options in LED downlights DIY Replacement LED downlights - Points to Remember Download this LED Lighting guide in PDF now! Let’s look at few major benefits of LED lighting here. LED light bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent bulbs Available in a variety of colour temperatures Not sensitive to cold environments Produce next to no heat or UV emissions Available in dimmable variants Able to withstand heavy vibrations and rough handling due to the lack of a sensitive filament Can be cycled on and off frequently without shortening the lifespan Longest average life expectancy of all incandescent replacements, lasting up to 25 to 50 times longer If you are the one who wants to buy a fixture that adds to the décor of the room or home, going with LED bulbs will be a fine decision as they are available in a wide variety of colours and designs. Looking at all these benefits, it can be surely commented that these LED bulbs would act as a wonder replacement to incandescent bulbs right now. For the ones planning to invest in high-quality LED bulbs, products coming from Light Online would be a nice pick as they come with interesting features and comprehensive warranty support.  Read More at Benefits & Advantages of using energy efficient LED Lighting Time to switch to LED downlights with its prices down further 2015-12-09T00:10:04Z time-to-switch-to-led-downlights-with-its-prices-down-further With the onset of record-breaking temperatures, we sure are glad we’re not baking under hot incandescent/halogen lights here at LOnline  headquarters. Unlike these outdated technologies, LEDs emit no heat from the light source, so they’re perfect for keeping rooms cool and comfortable. Halogen down lights are especially notorious for increasing room temperatures (not to mention air conditioning costs). That’s why we recommend LED recessed lights such as the PR15 Ultra Thin: a 13 Watt fixture of up to 484 lumens. The PR15 is dimmable and comes with a high quality diffuser to eliminate hot spots. For recessed fixtures, we carry a full line of LED down light bulbs. At 2 inches wide, the Illum 2.0 MR-11 is one of the smallest lights we carry. It’s a super efficient 2.5 Watt replacement for a 20 Watt halogen thanks to the single Cree XP-G chip inside. A great low-temperature solution for low-voltage systems. On the opposite side of the size scale is the 7.5” Ceiling LED light bulb with its E40 mogul base. Also built with the XP-G, this 45 Watt bulb replaces a 400 Watt halogen! Just thinking about the heat from a 400 Watt halogen makes us sweat. Call us for quantity pricing and answers to any technical questions you might have. After all, we want you to feel as comfortable investing in LED lights as you feel relaxing underneath them! In New York Times Small Business this week, Tom Szaky explores different types of sustainability measures a group may choose to take, depending on the scope and scale of their plan. The adoption of LED light bulbs is characterized as one of many actions that are “easy” and can benefit virtually any company as it unequivocally saves money on electricity and adds value to a building. Whether or not a company chooses to market their efficient new LED lighting system and other energy improvements may depend on the type of product or service they provide. Szaky indicates that in food service, for example, customers may appreciate learning that food waste and packaging is composted, because it is a tangible part of the dining experience. If the service is more abstract – like storage or parking – then energy-related measures play a greater role in the customer’s buying conscience. From customers who’ve discretely adopted our LED downlights in their brick and mortar stores, to companies that have taken out press releases to tout their new energy-saving systems, a wide range of green business initiatives can be tailor-made for your organization. It’s key to make sure the measure can be seen through to completion without gaping holes or eco-contradictions (Szaky admits that his TerraCycle co-workers were slow to fully “get” recycling, even though the practice is so intrinsic to their product) and, if applicable, that it fits the message your group wants to convey. Where do LED lights fit into your green business plan?