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LED Quality Lamp Guide

There now exists an enormous range of LED Lamps in the market place, many of them can look almost identical, others may have a slight difference, i.e colour or design. Often the price difference between products can vary dramatically, even when the products look almost identical!

So how do you choose which LED product to buy?, and what is the difference between cheaper LED lamps and more expensive ones?

3 points are worth considering when purchasing LED Lamps:

1 Does the product comply with all aspects of the CE standard?

This should be a given as CE is mandatory in the UK, but there are now companies in the far east openly promoting products that are compliant and ones that are not. The cost difference between compliant and non-compliant products can be as much as 40%.

It is practically impossible for a customer to know whether a suppliers product complies fully with all aspects of CE, as they ultimately don’t have the appropriate equipment for testing this. One easy way to visually identify whether a product complies is to look at the information printed on the lamp and packaging, as certain information has to be on there to comply with the ERP part of CE now.

Below is the information that should be listed:

  • Lamp
  • • Lumen output
  • • Colour temperature
  • • Beam angle
  • Packaging
  • • Lumen output
  • • Lamp life
  • • Colour temperature
  • • Beam angle
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  • • Switching cycles
  • • Dimmable or non-dimmable
  • • Lamp dimensions
  • • Warning if not suitable for accent lighting

2 Does the product have the correct licenses?

Over many years, Philips have created a large portfolio of patents on LED lighting technologies and product design, and to date, have 1,300 granted patents. In turn, they launched their licensing programme back in 2008, with the aim of driving business within the LED lighting market.

If brands infringe on Philips patents and have not joined their licensing programme, there is a potential for legal action to be taken. We are proud to say all Fusion LED lamps comply with all aspects of CE and the Philips licensing programme to give our customers the confidence to purchase our products.

3 Is the product from a reputable source?

On a daily basis, new suppliers are emerging in the LED market and many of them are often newly founded companies with a poor cash flow, ultimately meaning if they have an issue with failing products and cannot afford to honour their guarantees. It is quite likely the company will go into liquidation. Where does the guarantee then lie?

Fusion Lamps are a reputable market leading brand, who are part of a multi-national company who have been established for over 60 years!


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Which WHITE is right for you?

Fluorescent lamps are available in up to six different shades of white: Daylight Deluxe (6,000K), Daylight (5,000K), Cool White (4,000K), White (3,500K), Warm White (3,000K) and Warm White Deluxe (2,700K).

Lamp temperatures

But which one is right for your application?

Choosing any one of the shades is a matter of personal taste, individual perception, local preference and the type of atmosphere to be created. Cultural influences should also be considered, for example people in northern Europe prefer warm white, while southern Europeans tend to choose cool white.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS DAYLIGHT DELUXE DAYLIGHT COOL WHITE WHITE WARM WHITE WARM WHITE DELUXE
Office Buildings
Corridors
Offices
Conference Rooms
Industry & Commerce
Electrical Industry
Textile Industry
Woodworking Industry
Printers
Colour Matching Studios
Warehouses
Schools/Lecture Rooms
Classrooms
Libraries
Retail Premises
Groceries
Bakeries
Refrigeration/Deepfreezers
Dairy Goods/Meat/Fish
Sports Goods
Public Buildings
Restaurants/Theatres/Hotels etc
Exhibition Rooms
Exhibition Halls/Trade Fairs
Sports Halls
Art Galleries/Museums
Hospitals and Surgeries
Consulting/Treatment Rooms
Hospital Wards/Waiting Rooms

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Energy Saving Lamp Types

LED

Led
  • Low power consumption
  • Long lamp life (up to 30,000 hours)
  • Up to 3 year guarantee from Fusion Lamps
  • Lowest surface temperature
  • Up to 90% energy saving
  • No UV output
  • A more durable product than CFL or HES lamps
  • Instant start, no warm-up period
  • Ideal for use with PIR systems
  • Some dimmable versions available
  • Can operate to -20°C (ideal for coldstores)

Compact Fluorescent

Compact
  • Low power consumption
  • Long lamp life (up to 10,000 hours)
  • Lower surface temperature than HES
  • Up to 80% energy saving
  • A more durable product than HES lamps
  • Usually not instant start
  • Not ideal for PIR systems, as frequent switching reduces lamp life
  • Some dimmable versions available

Halogen Energy Saving

Halogen
  • Up to 30% energy saving
  • Hot surface temperature
  • Looks and operates in the same way as an incandescent lamp, so ideal for customers who don’t like change!
  • Still gives that sparkling effect required for chandeliers
  • Instant start
  • All versions dimmable

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Cap Identification Guide

S15s

S15s

Sbc b15

SBC/B15

Bc b22

BC/B22

3pbc

3PBC

Mes e10

MES/E10

Ses e14

SES/E14

Es e27

ES/E27

Ges e40

GES/E40

G13

G13

G5

G5

Pg12 1

PG12-1

Fa6

FA6

G4

G4

Gy4

GY4

G6 35

G6.35

Gx6 35

GX6.35

G9

G9

Gu4

GU4

Gz4

GZ4

Gu5 3

GU5.3

Gx5 3

GX5.3

Gz6 35

GZ6.35

Gy5 3

GY5.3

Gx9 5

GX9.5

G9 5

G9.5

G12

G12

Gu10

GU10

2g7

2G7

2g11

2G11

2g10

2G10

Gx13

GX13

G10q

G10q

Gr8

GR8

Gr10q

GR10q

G24 d1

G24-d1

G24 d2

G24-d2

G24 d3

G24-d3

G24 q1

G24-q1

G24 q2

G24-q2

G24 q3

G24-q3

Gx24 d1

GX24-d1

Gx24 d2

GX24-d2

Gx24 d3

GX24-d3

Gx24 q1

GX24-q1

Gx24 q2

GX24-q2

Gx24 q3

GX24-q3

Gx24 q4

GX24-q4

G23

G23

Fc2

FC2

W4 3

W4.3

Rx7s

Rx7s

P28s

P28s

G53

G53

Gx53

GX53

Gx16d

GX16d

Screwterminal

Screw Terminal

Sk15

SK15

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What's Happening in the Lamps Industry?

You may be aware that the European Parliament are banning the manufacture of inefficient lamps, with the ultimate aim of all lamps to be energy rated A or greater.

Please read more for update on which lamps are already banned: