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  Reply # 732617 14-Dec-2012 15:21 Send private message

I've got a couple more bulbs coming, another cool white and a warm white.  I'll post up some photos and details.  But it seems as if LED drop-ins are finally practical.

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  Reply # 732621 14-Dec-2012 15:36 Send private message

The Viribright's continue to work fine (almost 3 weeks), though I have noticed they flicker like crazy when the ripple control kicks in - very annoying for the maybe 20 seconds at night time...

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  Reply # 732710 14-Dec-2012 18:42 Send private message

I see Mitre 10 have a range of LED lights, anyone tried the Orbit bulbs, here's a link to one or one similar to what Mitre 10 have.
http://www.slvbyslv.com/main.php5?g_page=209&g_menu=320&g_arnr=550811

They also have the mortbay brand and Maxim as well.  How do these measure up? Maxim had some data on the comparison between the old incandescent and LED bulbs converting the light output into lumens.





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  Reply # 732742 14-Dec-2012 19:53 Send private message

anything with an array of 5mn leds will be at best a decorative light




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  Reply # 732762 14-Dec-2012 20:35 Send private message

My whole house is now on ViriBright 8W bulbs. Of the 30 installed over the past 4-10 months I've had issues with 4. One lasted a day or so, one lasted a few weeks, one lasted a few months, and one had an intermittent flash. All replaced under warranty as I've kept the receipt. Recently they have changed the colour temperature without changing the packaging, the last ones I've bought are warmer but is okay as 4 are in the garage which does not need much and 1 in the wardrobe. But I do not like it when specs get changed, and with the design of these it means they have changed the specs of the phosphor silicone sheets (which converts the blue LED light into white).

Stay far away from individuel LED bulbs, it is not nearly as good as the modern ones that use blue LEDs and converts the light to white using phosphor.




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  Reply # 732822 14-Dec-2012 23:25 Send private message

PS: If you want something half decent then buy a brand name, not on TradeMe or eBay or DX etc.




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  Reply # 735213 19-Dec-2012 22:30 Send private message

Finally got some photos of our 18W Philips DN052B fittings. The distance from house to fence is about 2.5m, and the fence is 2m high. The light in the photo is representative of what it looks like, nice and bright. It is not dimmable, and it can take between 1s and 20s before it switches on depending on if you have used it recently or never. I do like the light output.





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  Reply # 735215 19-Dec-2012 22:32 Send private message

just looks like a picture of a house, can't see the light fittings at all.

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  Reply # 735218 19-Dec-2012 22:36 Send private message

LimitlessLED: just looks like a picture of a house, can't see the light fittings at all.

It shows how well the light spreads from these recessed fittings and how bright it is.  The fittings are at Bunnings and a few other places if you want to see them.  It is Philips SmartBright, comes in a fairly plain box and there are a few in the series so easy to find on the shelf.




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  Reply # 735221 19-Dec-2012 22:46 Send private message

Niel: Finally got some photos of our 18W Philips DN052B fittings. The distance from house to fence is about 2.5m, and the fence is 2m high. The light in the photo is representative of what it looks like, nice and bright. It is not dimmable, and it can take between 1s and 20s before it switches on depending on if you have used it recently or never. I do like the light output. 



are these recessed lights or non recessed?

can you put insulation over recessed LED lighting?

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  Reply # 735224 19-Dec-2012 23:08 Send private message

Recessed fittings with integrated power supply and permanent LEDs. No replaceable LEDs. They are not IP rated for outdoor use, but it is in a grey area of electrical rules which does not specifically require an IP rating. The LEDs are covered and as an engineer I'd be comfortable having them installed in the eves of a house and would occasionally, lightly hose them down while washing the house without much concern.




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  Reply # 735881 21-Dec-2012 09:34 Send private message

joker97: can you put insulation over recessed LED lighting?

If they are rated IC or IC-F

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  Reply # 736000 21-Dec-2012 12:55 Send private message

what does ic or ic-f stand for and can u put these over normal reccessed lights?




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  Reply # 736002 21-Dec-2012 13:03 Send private message

joker97: what does ic or ic-f stand for and can u put these over normal reccessed lights?


No, it's a rating, not a product. Read this.




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