6W LED Globe Review

General Information

ID #349
SKU P0615
Series N/A
Manufacturer Litech (other LEDs from Litech)
Fitting Type E27 (other E27 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 103mm
Width 55mm
Weight 55g
Warranty 3 Years
Test Date 2015-06-19
Review Notes Carries CE and RCM approval markings. Low power factor. Little to no flicker. Advertised as equivalent to 40W incandescent globe, which is accurate in terms of lumen output. Excellent efficiency and decent CRI. The warm white version can be expected to be slightly less efficient. Power factor isn't great and it doesn't dim.
Price $7.70 (AUD) from www.lightandgear.com.au on 19th of June 2015


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 6W 5.3W @ 246V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $1.31 $1.16 $14.17
Lumens 490 lm 548 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 82 lm/W 103 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 64 lm/$ 71 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.52 1
Color [?] White, 5000K White, 5016K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] Omni-Directional 144° Omni-Directional
Dimmable Not Dimmable N/A Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 80 82
Life 25,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 220V / 240V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 68°C @ 25°C ambient
154°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 2% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.003 0.034


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing



Distribution Graph

Angle: 144° (±72° 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.


Spectrum Graph

Representation of color spectrum

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.


Flicker Graph

Graph of measured flicker

Percent: 2%, Index: 0.003 (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]


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.