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Energy-saving lamps


Energy-saving lamps



With an energy efficiency class of A and B, screw-in compact fluorescent lamps with integrated electronic control equipment, also known as energy-saving lamps, are an excellent energy-saving alternative to the traditional incandescent lamp. Lasting up to 12 times longer and achieving around five times greater luminous efficacy than incandescent lamps, they provide impressive savings. At a comparable luminous flux, they consume approximately 80% less energy than incandescent lamps. The increased initial cost is therefore well worth paying. A significant disadvantage in comparison to halogen lamps and incandescent lamps is the reduced quality of the colour rendering of Ra=80. Halogen and incandescent lamps provide optimum colour rendering (Ra=100), which means that they achieve the same, natural colour rendering as sunlight.

 

Reduced light quality

This means that in respect to the energy-saving lamp, the lower energy consumption results in a compromise on light quality. Colours appear less brilliant. In addition to the deficiencies in light quality, energy-saving lamps are also often criticised due to potential health risks. This is based on the fact that such illuminants contain a small amount of toxic mercury which would be released when a lamp breaks.

We recommend using 12 V halogen lamps or 230 V halogen lamps, if you want to make impressive energy savings but still want to achieve a high light quality and effect. People who want to save money and are thinking in an environmentally conscious way, however, should opt for energy-saving lamps or compact fluorescent lamps. Energy-saving lamps are available in a variety of shapes and colour temperatures, meaning that they can be used to replace incandescent lamps in many cases.

 

Possible applications of energy-saving lamps

The new generation of energy-saving lamps has a high switching rate on account of its integrated electronic ballast. This means that frequent switching on and off has barely any impact on the service life. Energy-saving lamps are therefore particularly suited for secondary areas where you spend little time, but which require long periods of illumination, such as hallways. Premium-quality energy-saving lamps are also ideally suited for use in outdoor areas and can be easily controlled by means of a motion detector.

Which energy-saving lamps can I use to replace my incandescent lamps?

 

Standard incandescent lamp with E27 base

 
Incandescent lamp
Energy-saving lamp bulb-shaped
Energy-saving lamp rod-shaped
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • 15 watts
    -
    -
     
  • 25 watts
    5 watts
    5 watts
     
  • 40 watts
    7 watts
    7 watts
     
  • 50 watts
    10 watts
    11 watts
     
  • 60 watts
    -
    11 watts
     
  • 65 watts
    15 watts
    15 watts
     
  • 75 watts
    -
    20 watts
     
  • 100 watts
    20 watts
    23 watts
     
  • 150 watts
    -
    -
     

 

Globe lamp with E27 base

 
Incandescent lamp
Energy-saving lamp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • 25 watts
    -
     
     
  • 40 watts
    -
     
     
  • 60 watts
    15 watts
     
     
  • 100 watts
    20 watts
     
     

 

Reflector lamp with E27 base

 
Incandescent lamp
Energy-saving lamp
Energy-saving lamp
 
 
  
 
 
 
  • 25 watts
    -
    -
     
  • 30 watts
    -
    -
     
  • 40 watts
    -
    -
     
  • 60 watts
    -
    -
     
  • 75 watts
    15 watts
    -
     
  • 100 watts
    20 watts
    23 watts
     

 

Standard incandescent lamp and incandescent candle lamp with E14 base

 
Incandescent lamp
Energy-saving lamp candle-shaped
Energy-saving lamp rod-shaped
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • 15 watts
    -
    3 watts
     
  • 25 watts
    5 watts
    5 watts
     
  • 40 watts
    7 watts
    7 watts
     
  • 60 watts
    9 watts
    11 watts
     

Please also read the information on Compact fluorescent lamps


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