Essential LED ceiling oysters

Essential LED ceiling oysters
December 18, 2013

Philips has launched a new LED fitting, designed specifically as a multi-purpose ceiling light for New Zealand homes.

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are solid light bulbs which are extremely energy-efficient. When first developed, LEDs were limited to single-bulb use in applications such as instrument panels, electronics, pen lights and, more recently, strings of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights. Nowadays, LEDs are grouped in ‘clusters’, and they’re used in a wide variety of applications; from torches to lamps to ceiling lights, downlights, spotlights and headlights.

Benefits of LED bulbs

  • Long-lasting – LED bulbs last up to 10 times as long as compact fluorescents, and far longer than typical incandescents.
  • Durable – since LEDs do not have a filament, they are not damaged under circumstances when a regular incandescent bulb would be broken. Because they are solid, LED bulbs hold up well to jarring and bumping.
  • Cool – these bulbs do not cause heat build-up; LEDs produce 3.4 btu’s/hour, compared to 85 for incandescent bulbs. Common incandescent bulbs get hot and contribute to heat build-up in a room. LEDs prevent this heat build-up, thereby helping to reduce air conditioning costs in the home.
  • Mercury-free – no mercury is used in the manufacturing of LEDs.
  • More efficient – LED light bulbs use only 2-17 watts of electricity (1/3rd to 1/30th of Incandescent or CFL bulbs). LED bulbs used in fixtures inside the home save electricity, remain cool and save money on replacement costs since LED bulbs last so long.
  • Cost-effective – although LEDs are initially expensive, the cost is recouped over time and in battery savings.

The Essential LED ceiling oyster delivers a longer lifetime than conventional light sources with up to 15,000 hours of hassle-free light delivered instantly in a soft uniform manner.

The LEDs used are up to 75% more energy efficient than traditional incandescent sources, meaning you can save on your energy use and power bills.

Using LED technology allows for a stylish, slim-line design which is only 50mm thick for an unobtrusive look in the home. This is around half the thickness of traditional ceiling lights, so you can enjoy a clean, minimalist look in your rooms without having to cut large holes in your ceiling and use recessed lights!

The LED ceiling light comes with a high performance, durable acrylic diffuser which gives uniform light with reduced glare. The range offers a choice of 3 sizes with different light outputs and comes in warm white or cool white colour temperatures.

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