At Last, an MR16 LED downlight that produces MORE light than a halogen

Downlights, Energy Efficient Lighting, LED 4 Comments »

Yes you have read this correctly. Whilst everyone else is trying to produce a LED down light that has the same light output as a standard halogen, the new Osram Coinlight Power LED down light actually produces more light than the standard halogen. The next generation LED downlight has arrived.

This new Osram Coinlight Power MR16 LED Downlight is like nothing we have seen before. Normally LED manufacturers baffle the customer (and us) by quoting their LED downlight output light performance in lumens. We all know that the light output of a halogen reflector globe is measured in Lux so until now it has been impossible to compare apples with apples. This has finally changed – here is a brand name LED with a real comparable test, Osram Halogen MR16 vs the latest in Osram LED technology. See for yourself

G50 LED MR16 Comparison Chart

Osram Coinlight LED MR16 Comparison Chart

Not only is the light output of the new Osram Coinlight Power LED down light nothing we have experienced before, but the physical design is something worth mentioning too. It has been designed with more cooling fins than most aircraft engines. Due to popular belief LEDs still get hot – damn hot. In the past premature failure of cheapo imported MR16 LED bulbs has mainly been due to the circuit board that the LEDs are attached too simply burning out. The physical LEDs were probably fine when the lights went out and left you in the dark but the circuit board got too hot and died. The Osram Coinlight Power LED unit has a long life rating due its unique heat dissipation design with the cooling fins and this is why Osram can offer a 30,000 hour life with this product

Osram G50 LED MR16 Halogen Replacement Downlight

Osram Coinlight Power LED MR16 Halogen Replacement Downlight

The LED lamp face is just 50mm (exactly the same as a standard MR16 halogen). So in the fitting it looks just like a standard halogen except with the energy saving and long life benefits. The other big thing is that it fully dimmable!

We have packaged this great Osram Coinlight Power LED downlight bulb in to a complete kit. LED bulbs, great looking light fitting, dedicated LED driver (not some transformer designed to run halogen lights) and complete with flex and plug lead

For more detailed specs please visit here

Halogen, LED or CFL Downlights?

Energy Efficient Lighting, Halogen, LED 2 Comments »

Hi Daniel,

After much contemplation, I had already come to the conclusion to install Halogen downlights in the new house when I came across your informative article in Lightingpro. One day when the choice has improved and the price is much better, I might look at LED’s.

In the meantime, would you make lamp/fitting recommendations please?

Looks like 12V lamp type with Redback transformers where I want real light (living/kitchen), (some gimble fittings);

Thinking of non-dimmable CFL’s for places where I just want some effect lights – outside under the eaves to light the wall; it’s a broad beam so gimble is not important;

Was thinking of a limited number of LEDS for “night” lights in halls and the like where they can be left on for extended periods.

Best Regards
Roy Flynn

LED Magic Light Bulb Globes

Energy Efficient Lighting, LED 36 Comments »

Hi There

As seen on Today Tonight. Energy saving LED lighting that lasts for 10 years

Sorry we are still waiting for stock to arrive of the LED Magic LED light bulb globes but please register your interest here and we will let you know when stock is available

please email with your return email contact details and how many units you are chasing

Kind regards


An LED Light to Replace Halogen Downlights – well almost

LED 1 Comment »

Hello All

This is the moment that you have all been waiting for and the moment that I thought would never happen. Yes if you have read my other posts I am almost going to have to “Suck Eggs”. I have told a lot of people that there will never be a MR16 halogen replacement in LED that will produce as much light as the MR16. Well we now have a LED replacement that will produce as mush light as a 20 watt halogen but better still we have an LED light fitting that will produce as much light as a 35 watt halogen. 35 watts equivalent will be more than bright enough for most domestic situations.

The biggest problem that LED manufacturers have had in the past is getting the heat away from the printed circuit boards that LEDs are soldered to. Contrary to popular belief LEDS still operate at high temperatures – not as hot as halogens but still damn hot! This latest release actually incorporates a heat sink into the fitting to assist with the heat problem which means they can add brighter LEDs and because there is less heat this means a longer LED life. The 5 watt LEDs which a lot of you have bought from me in the past produce good light (150 lumens) but this new fitting delivers an amazing 600 Lumens.

This is not a retrofit replacement for your MR16 bulbs but a complete new fitting! If you arent up to changing the fitting over then the 6.5 watt Galaxy High Output LED MR16 Halogen Replacement producing 280 lumens is pretty amazing as well. But you may need a a new transformer.

High Power LED Fitting Galaxy 6.5 Watt High Power MR16 LED Halogen Replacement

Is 5 watt LED Light Output Comparable to Halogen Bulb?

LED 1 Comment »

Your 5W LED MR16 bulb- does it produce as much ight as a halogen 50W BULB?