LED lamp

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LED lamp is very energy efficient as it consumes less energy than standard halogen or fluorescent lamps for the same light output.
LED lamp also has a very long lifespan, on average 10 to 20 times longer than halogen and incandescent bulbs.
By switching to LEDs, you can significantly reduce your energy bills by about 80% and quit the hassle of replacing your bulbs frequently!
Which kinds of bulbs can be replaced by LEDs?

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- Fluorescent tubes with a G13 socket
- Fluorescent bulbs with E14 or E27 socket
- Halogen and incandescent lamps of all types
Unfortunately PL lamps and discharge lamps don't have LED replacements yet.

How to choose the right LED lamp?

First off, look at the socket of your current lamp.
You need to choose a LED bulb with the exact same base, otherwise it won't fit in your fixture.


 


Secondly, you need to choose the correct wattage for your LED lamp.
On average, you need to divide the wattage of your current halogen lamp by 5 to find the equivalent LED wattage. For all Philips LEDs, the halogen and LED wattage is shown in the name of the products.

For example, Philips LED bulb 12-60W E27 is a 12W LED bulb, made to replace 60W halogen lamps with a E27 socket.

Finally, you can choose the color temperature of your LED lamp:
827 is a very warm light used in common households
830 is a warm white light, often used in hotels or restaurants
840 is a cold white light used primarily in offices or supermarkets
Most halogen lamps that you are currently using have a color temperature of 827.



Can I use LEDs on my current transformer?

 If you have 12V MR16 halogen lamps with a GU5.3 socket, you can replace your lamps with LED without changing your transformer.
To be Compliant with your installation, you need to choose a LED with the correct wattage equivalent.
So for example, if you've got a halogen lamp of 35W, you need to choose a Philips LEDspot of 7-35W.

Dimming of a LED lamp Not every LED lamp is dimmable so you need to be careful if you would prefer to dim the lights:
Dimmable LEDs from Philips have the letter D in their name: for example Philips LEDspot LV D 10-50W is dimmable.

In most cases, the Philips Master LED range is dimmable, and the Philips CorePro LED range is not dimmable. Dimmable LEDs from Osram have the word Pro in their name. Dimmable LEDs are compatible with most dimmers on the market.