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    06/26/2014Ingress Protection Rating (IPxx)
    Ingress Protection Rating (IPxx)

     Ingress Protection Rating - IPxx IP First number - Protection against solid objects 0 No special protection 1 Protected against solid objects over 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by persons hands. 2 Protected against solid objects over 12 mm, e.g. persons finger..

    03/22/2014Benefits of LEDs
    Benefits of LEDs

    LEDs offer perhaps the only future-proof lighting solution. LED Lights Use Way Less Power Recently, leading US LED manufacturer CREE achieved a record 306 lumens per watt in the lab. It may be a year or two before this technology reaches the market, however LED chip efficiencies of up to 1..

    03/19/2014External Training Resources
    External Training Resources

    Below are some links to useful information about LED lighting technology. Philips Online Lighting University (requires login) Topics covered: LEDs and Trends, Myths about LEDs, Principle of LED, Principles of LED Systems, Applications for Indoor Functional and Architectural. Brightgreen Lighting ..

    03/19/2014Calculating Return on Investment
    Calculating Return on Investment

    Factors to determine before calculating Return On Investment: 1 Electricity cost per kWh (unit) 2 Additional Charges per kWh (Carbon Charge, SRES, LRET, ESS Charges etc.) 3 Electricity Rate Increase Percentage (estimate) 4 Hours of Lamp Operation Per Annum 5 Current Lamp Installed Includ..

    03/19/2014Transformers/Drivers, Voltage, Current & Watts
    Transformers/Drivers, Voltage, Current & Watts

     In simple terms, watts (W) is the amount of power consumed by a device which is determined by the voltage (V) multiplied by the current measured in amps (A). Watts = Volts x Amps If you reverse this equation you can work out how much current is being drawn from a particular devise as well. ..

    03/19/2014Standard Lighting Requirements in Australia
    Standard Lighting Requirements in Australia

    The Artificial Lighting Requirements Information Sheet from the Building Code of Australia, is intended to provide general information in summary form. Click here to view the PDF. ..

    03/19/2014Lumens, Lux & Efficacy
    Lumens, Lux & Efficacy

    LED chips typically consume 80% less power than a halogen of equivalent brightness. What are lumens? The total light output from a light source, regardless of the direction the light travels, is specified as lumens (lm), where 1 lumen is defined as equivalent to the light output from 1 candle. Thi..

    03/19/2014LED Lighting Techniques
    LED Lighting Techniques

    Formulating a new LED lighting system is easy using this handy guide.. Indirect Lighting Indirect lighting uses room surfaces such as ceilings or walls to act as light reflectors, resulting in a soft and uniform distribution of light with minimal shadowing. Indirect lighting is an ultra-modern me..

    03/19/2014Creating LED Strip Lighting Systems

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    03/19/2014Deconstruction of LED Lights
    Deconstruction of LED Lights

    What goes into a LED light? So, there’s various shapes and sizes of LEDs or light engines, some of the most common LEDs are the CoB type or chip on board technology, these were created to produce a higher lumen density from a single point source, essentially these work by having a number of small..

    03/19/2014An Overview of Lighting Technology
    An Overview of Lighting Technology

    There are 4 main types of residential lighting. Each produces light using a different technique and each is manufactured a different way. Incandescent Almost the oldest form of lighting, incandescent is one of the most inefficient forms of lighting and is now banned in Australia. The warm light so..

    03/19/2014Lamp Bases & Connection Types
    Lamp Bases & Connection Types

    There are many different LED globes on the market now and all of them are designed to replace existing lamps and globes with a specific lamp base, end cap, or connection. Bayonet and Edison Screw base globes are the most common, others are used in commercial lighting applications. There are numerou..

    03/19/2014Dimming LED Lights
    Dimming LED Lights

    Controlling your new LED lighting system with dimmers. Technically speaking, dimmers control light output by adjusting the forward current supplied to the LED chip. Leading edge dimmers, as the name implies, cut the leading edge of the sine wave, while trailing edge dimmers cut the trailing part of..

    03/19/2014Beam Angle & Light Distribution
    Beam Angle & Light Distribution

    Effective light distribution can really enhance your environment. What is beam angle? Beam angle is the spread of light emitted from a luminaire. The beam angle is of course, expressed in degrees (∫). LEDs were once said to be very directional, but since the adoption of SMDs (Surface Mounted Lig..

    03/19/2014Colour Rendering & Light Quality
    Colour Rendering & Light Quality

    LED lamps with higher colour rendering quality produce more natural colours. What is the colour rendering index? The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) is a measure of the degree of colour shift objects undergo when illuminated by the light source as compared with the colour of those same objects when..

    03/19/2014Colour Temperatures
    Colour Temperatures

    IES Definition: Colour Temperature is the absolute temperature of a blackbody whose chromaticity most nearly resembles that of the light source. The Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) is a specification of the colour appearance of the light emitted by a lamp, relating its colour to the colour of l..

    03/19/2014Lighting Terminology
    Lighting Terminology

    Lighting terms are easy to understand with this handy glossary. absolute photometry The standards method for testing the light output and light distribution of LED lighting fixtures. AMCA The Australian governing body for EMC compliance. additive color model A type of RGB color model that des..

    03/19/2014Converting Halogen Downlights to LEDs
    Converting Halogen Downlights to LEDs

    The first step in changing over your halogens to LEDs, is understanding how your existing lighting system works. Do I Have 12 Volt MR16, or 240 Volt GU10 light fittings? Most halogen installations in Australia have either 12 volt MR16 lamps with a transformer tucked away in the ceiling, or 240..