|Manufacturer||Brightgreen (other LEDs from Brightgreen)|
|Fitting Type||MR16 (other MR16 LEDs)|
|Light Type||Downlight (PAR)|
|Review Notes||Contains a thermal throttling system automatically dims the light if it overheats. Web site claims running temp of 68C. Claimed 437lm to 473lm depending on model (Warm white to Cool white). Website refers to glass cover, but our unit had a notched plastic cover. Not sure how this will hold up over next 25 years. Dimming performance was a disappointment. CRI and efficiency were above average. One of our six test units failed after 12 months use. We Emailed Brightgreen but they didn't respond. Taking advantage of the 3Y warranty might proof difficult.|
|Price||$31.90 (AUD) from gotoLighting on 27th of May 2013|
|Watts||7W||7.6W @ 12V||54.7W @ 12V|
|Yearly Running Cost[?]||$1.53||$1.66||$11.98|
|Lumens||450 lm||406 lm||765 lm|
|Efficiency[?]||64 lm/W||53 lm/W||14 lm/W|
|Lumens/Purchase Price||14 lm/$||13 lm/$||170 lm/$|
|Color [?]||Warm White, 3000K||Warm White, 3020K||Warm White, 3015K|
|Dimmable||Yes, Leading Edge||Poor||Yes, Trailing Edge|
|CRI (Color Accuracy)[?]||83||82|
|Life||50,000 hours||Not Measured||6,000 hours|
|Min/Max Voltage||N/A / 12V||N/A|
|Min/Max Temperature||-28°C / 70°C||N/A|
|Measured Temperature||75°C @ 25°C ambient
167°F @ 77°F ambient
|256°C @ 25°C ambient
493°F @ 77°F ambient
Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing
Graph notes: Dimming performance can be highly dependant on the type of dimmer, the number of lights in the circuit and other factors. Results in your house might vary. Mouse over the graph for more details. Position 10 = Not dimmed. Position 1 = Fully dimmed.
Angle: 37° (±18.5° from bottom), Maximum lux:
Graph notes: Shows the intensity of the light when viewed from different angles. Normal omni-directional globes have a fairly constant output all the way around (excepting directly above). Downlights have a narrow range at the bottom in which the light is emmited, this determines their angle.
Graph notes: Shows the breakdown of the LED light into its component colors. With short wavelength ultraviolet on the left and long wavelength infrared on the right. The green line represents the relative absolute strength of the light at each frequency, while the red line represents what the typical human eye would see. The human eye is most sensitive to green light, but much less sensitive to purples and deep reds.
Percent: 1%, Index: 0.002 (lower is better in both cases)
Graph notes: Shows variation in light output over 1/10th of a second, with relative light output on the Y axis and time on the X Axis. Measured with a photodiode connected to an Oscilloscope. Ideally the yellow line should be flat. Low frequency high amplitude waveforms mean there is a possibility of noticeable flicker, but sensitivity to flicker varies between people. [More details about LED flicker]
|DR450 GU10 Retrofit||$35 (AUD)||7.2W||355lm||64lm/W||Warm White, 3066K||53°||GU10|
|DR450 MR16 Retrofit||$32 (AUD)||7.6W||406lm||64lm/W||Warm White, 3020K||37°||MR16|
|DR700 Retrofit||$50 (AUD)||13.9W||670lm||69lm/W||Warm White, 3060K||62°||MR16|
Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these results, each measurement carries an inherent degree of uncertainty and error. Safety and EMC compliance of products to regional or international standards have not been verified unless noted as an ENERGY STAR® LED Lighting Facts, or SSL Quality Scheme certified product. Retailers and importers selling unmarked or unapproved electrical goods can be fined or imprisoned. Mains supplied downlights require installation by a licensed electrician.