The Death of the Halogen Spotlight?
Battery Powered Exhibition
We are delighted to be able to offer our new range of
battery powered exhibition lights for those occasions where mains power is just
Sometimes in a field, or the middle of a room we haven’t got
access to mains electricity, but good lighting would make all the difference to
our displays; that’s when you need our new battery powered lights. We can supply single spotlights or sets of 4
lights. Using the high powered 4W LED
MR16 bulb each spotlight delivers the equivalent to a traditional 35W halogen
bulb and each light will run for 12 hours before the battery needs re-charging.
The new high powered LED 12 volt bulbs have made this dream
possible by delivering much higher light output (lumens) for much less
wattage. Collateral benefits include
much less heat and long bulb life expectancy (30,000 hours compared with 4,000
hours for our traditional halogen low voltage spotlights).
This battery powered solution can be delivered with any of
our low-voltage ranges of lights, allowing you to match style across an
Death of the Halogen Spotlight
You may have seen in the trade press the announcement that
the EU plans to phase out the halogen spotlight bulb. The latest news on this is that by 2015, a
complete phase out will happen BUT the discussions are ongoing and although the
environmental lobby is championing the LED as a replacement, there is still no
viable, cost-effective alternative for the 50W halogen spotlight and so the
arguments are continuing.
So where does that leave the exhibition and display
designer? The answer is, right where we
are now. We already stock LED MR16’s
(12v) and LED GU10 (mains) bulbs which simply replace conventional bulbs on
the: “take to old one out: put the LED in
basis” but only up to 35W equivalent.
There are more powerful LED bulbs but these are still prohibitively
expensive, but we all know that given volume and technological advances, these
can quickly fall in price to “acceptable” levels.
Our advice here at Aardvark Lighting is to continue to build
your exhibitions and displays using the MR16 or GU10 spotlights and these will
be able to be simply “updated” when the time is right, giving you and your
clients the best solution now whilst “future-proofing” the installation.
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