Products, Materials + Tools | Nov 24, 2011

Verbatim Announces Family of Retrofit LED Lamps for Homes

Verbatim has announced a family of LED lamps designed for domestic applications. Described as the consumer range, it comprises two E27 Classic A lamps, two MR16s with GU5.3 fittings and a PAR16 with a GU10 socket. With the exception of the 12V AC/DC MR16 versions, these new lamps operate from 220-240V AC. All offer warm white light with colour temperatures between 2500K to 2800K and operating lifetimes of 25,000 or 35,000 hours, depending on the model. E27 and MR16 3W versions are dimmable. A key feature of the E27 Classic A-Lamp with 6.5W is its CTA (Colour Temperature Adjustment) technology which mimics incandescent lights in producing a warmer tone when dimmed. This product is available now, the 9W version will be available in December. The MR16 with GU5.3 fittings 3W and a PAR16 with a GU10 socket 4W are also available now. The MR16 with 6W will be available in December.

The E27 Classic A lamps, available with 6.5W or 9W ratings, are designed as replacements for 20W or 40W incandescent lamps, producing 190 and 440 lumens output respectively with a colour rendering index (CRI) of at least 75 for the 6.5W lamp and 85 for the 9W model.

The MR16s come in 3W and 6W types with beam angles of 30 degrees and 25 degrees and a typical CRI of 80 and luminous flux of 110 or 225 lumens respectively. The 4W PAR16 has a 28-degree beam angle and delivers 100 lumens with a luminous intensity of 380cd and CRI of typically 75.

From September 1st 2012, European legislation bans the sale of all incandescent lamps. In response to this, Verbatim is enlarging its portfolio of products to meet the growing demand for reliable, low energy lighting. Verbatim's advanced LED technology delivers energy savings of up to 80% compared with incandescent lamps, lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions. The lamps produce warm white light with high quality colour rendition and most are dimmable, enabling users to create a comfortable domestic environment for both work and relaxation. The lamps turn on instantly and do not contain the poisonous elements found in compact fluorescent lamps, so are more environment-friendly. Their long service life makes them economical over the lifetime of the lighting installation and minimises maintenance effort because they do not need to be replaced for several years in normal operation.

About Verbatim:
Verbatim is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd (MKM). MKM's parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) is one of the largest chemical companies in Japan and has more than 60 years experience in developing lighting materials technology.
Verbatim will use its expansive global network to introduce to the market a range of high quality LED and OLED products designed to provide a better lighting experience for consumers, coupled with low power consumption and long life span. These will include High Colour Rending Index (CRI) LED lights using technology provided by Mitsubishi Chemical.