4 October 2010


Australia’s Crompton Lighting launches LUXEON-based LED downlight

Crompton Lighting Pty Ltd (one of Australia’s largest and best-known lighting brands and a division of the Gerard Lighting Group) has launched XL LED Downlights, based on high-power LUXEON Rebel LEDs from Philips Lumileds of San Jose, CA, USA.

LED specialist Future Lighting Solutions of Montreal, Quebec, Canada (a division of Future Electronics) 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 LUXEON Rebel LEDs enable the downlights to generate more than 530 lumens of output with a colour temperature of 3000K (comparable to a standard 50W MR16 halogen lamp). The fixtures consume 70% less energy and provide a much longer 50,000-hour lamp life than 50W MR16 halogen counterparts.

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.

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 cut 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,” says Jason Gerard, Gerard Lighting’s group general manager, Intelligent Lighting Products. “Future Lighting Solutions was an important part of the development process,” he adds.

“Crompton Lighting is a highly regarded Australian brand known for their emphasis on energy efficiency,” says John Philpott, regional technical manager for Future Lighting Solutions.

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