Low energy bulbs have a warm tone in the full colour spectrum, which is similar to light from a traditional incandescent bulb. Use these bulbs when you want a diffused light.
Halogen bulbs are the closest alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs in colour and tone. Use HALOGEN tracks when you need good light over a large area (wardrobes, kitchens, bookcases). Use HALOGEN reflector bulbs when you need a concentrated beam of light over a limited area (reading, working, highlighting objects).
LED bulbs are the most sustainable light sources. They are energy efficient and have the longest lifetime of all bulbs (up to 20 years). Technological advancements have improved LEDs to the extent that the light they emit has the same colour as traditional incandescent bulbs.
More about LED
Many of our LED lamps have the bulbs built right in. That means you never have to replace a single bulb. And with a lifetime of approximately 20 years, your children will leave home before the lamps do.
What is LED?
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) have been around since the 1960’s. We see them in traffic signals, airport information signs, and in the break lights of cars. In the past you didn’t get much light from LED, but lots of people in labs have been exploring the options of LED, and some really great things have come to light.
This evolution in lighting has made it possible to bring LED lighting into homes. And that's great news because of the positive environmental and low energy consumption benefits.
How does LED work?
Well, it’s totally different than the old incandescent bulbs, which light up because of an electrical current passing through a thin filament, heating it to a temperature that produces light. The light that emits from LED bulbs comes from the movement of electrons in a semiconducting material (like tiny microchips in an electric circuit). Brilliant isn't it?
The (after) life of a light bulb
The different materials in the bulbs are sorted by the recycling facilities and reused when possible. The powder inside low energy bulbs can be reused in new bulbs, while glass and metal can be used to make fibreglass, which can be found in many things from insulation to boat hulls. Mercury from low energy bulbs can also be reused in new bulbs.