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Australia’s Crompton Lighting replaces MR16 halogen downlights with “eco-friendly” alternative

LUXEON-based downlights have come to Australia with the release of XL LED downlights from Crompton Lighting, an Australian lighting brand and a division of the Gerard Lighting Group. According to LUXEON, the fixtures consume 70% less energy than their counterparts and have a 50,000-hour lamp life. LED solutions specialist Future Lighting Solutions provided engineering assistance including LED and driver selection.


LUXEON Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds enable the new downlights to generate over 530 lumens of output, says the company, with a colour temperature of 3000K that is comparable to a standard 50W MR16 halogen. Gerard Lighting Group’s patent-pending design withstands higher temperatures to accommodate the hot Australian weather while also auto-dimming the light output at ambient temperatures over 45°C to avoid overheating.


Future Lighting Solutions supplied LED selection assistance, engineering support that included recommending driver topologies enabling dimming of the LED light assembly, and supply chain management to ensure component availability.                   


The XL LED Downlights can be used for new installations or as a retrofit for a range of standard MR16 halogen fixtures. They are registered under the Lighting Council of Australia’s Solid State Lighting Luminaire Quality Scheme for quality assurance and support Australian efforts to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out incandescent lamps.


“These downlights are the first of a planned series of LED offerings that will become a cornerstone of our product line here and in the broader international marketplace,” said Jason Gerard, Group General Manager, Intelligent Lighting Products, for Gerard Lighting. “Future Lighting Solutions was an important part of the development process.”


“Crompton Lighting is a highly regarded Australian brand known for their emphasis on energy efficiency,” said John Philpott, Regional Technical Manager for Future Lighting Solutions. “This partnership is another step in our efforts to drive LED lighting adoption in markets around the world.”


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September 28, 2010  By  John Gilson

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