Toshiba, a provider of high-efficiency LED products, has released a new series of LED replacement lamps for 50W halogen lamps that are often used in retail displays and residential applications. The MR16 GU5.3 500 series of LED lamps is designed for use by lighting designers, architects, and facility manages. The lamps aren’t presently Energy Start qualified, but Toshiba says they meet Energy Star requirements and are being submitted for testing.
The new MR16 lamps are dimmable and use 9.1W, providing energy savings when compared to halogen lamps. The MR16s also emit up to 70% fewer UV rays and use up to 80% less energy than the halogen lamps they were designed to replace, while providing an output of over 500 lm. These new MR16s are meant for applications that require directional light, such as pendant fixtures, recessed ceiling lights, and desk lamps. The lamps are specifically designed to fit most gimbal rings.
Available in color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K, and 4000k and beam angles of 25° and 35°, with a Center Beam Candle Power (CBCP) of 2510 cd and 1410 cd respectively, the new MR16 GU5.3 500 series lamps are designed to be used in many different situations.
"The 50W halogen lamp is a staple lighting professionals frequently specify for use in retail display lighting as well as residential applications," said Peter DallePezze, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, Toshiba International Corporation LED Lighting Systems Division. "Providing this MR16 50-watt equivalent is just one more way we are expanding our LED lamp offering to provide lighting designers, architects and facility managers with a complete LED lighting solution."
For a data sheet on the MR16 GU5.3 500 series LED lamps, visit Toshiba here
|Name: paule Posted: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:10|
|It looks like the front section would be lower than the finished ceiling......its also black in colour...just like many ceiling? Or are ceilings white?...well its beyond me.
Also is a 50w MR16 36d 500lm? Really?...try 550lm or higher!
|Name: liteonled Posted: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:10|
|Lots of 50W equivalent MR16 light bulbs or near equivalent are now coming on the market such as Sora, Philips, Osram to name a few. One thing I notice is they all focus on relatively narrow beam angles and have few or no wider beam angle > 35°. It is good to see all these new products but few home owners have use for 25° and 35° MR16 bulbs, these angles are essentially used in spot lighting for retail and commercial purposes. Even narrow corridor lighting usually requires 45° beam angle for optimal spread. The narrower beam angles deceptively look brighter due to the focal point or high centre beam power but really have a poor beam spread and their Total Downward Luminous Flux is often inferior. I do notice that Toshiba does not quote the Total downward luminous flux measure. I wonder why?
Anyway, most residential applications and many retail applications such as accent lighting require a 60° beam spread. It is no surprise that 60° is the only beam spread used in the majority of homes, at least in Australia and presumably in the US and throughout the world. I can only think that it is a lack of foresight of these major manufacturers or they are purely interested in the commercial market because the home owner cannot afford to purchase these bulbs. Fortunately there are plenty of 60° MR16/GU10 bulbs in the market produced by smaller manufacturers at a more affordable price and which produce very good light comparable to a 50W halogen, e.g., Lustrous & Epistar 10W COB lamps, 7-10W CREE MTG/MTG-2 lamps. In the meantime it can be a confusing and disappointing buying experience for the residential user. Would be interested in other people's thoughts on this. thanks don http://www.liteonled.com|
|Name: teddavis Posted: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:01|
|Totally agree with Don (liteonled). I've been looking for REAL GU10 replacements for 2 years for my "new" kitchen with 12 downlighters. Residential consumers need a LOT more help for their LED purchases.|