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Future in lighting? #33035
01/11/04 03:05 AM
01/11/04 03:05 AM
kinetic  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 156
Phoenix, Arizona
Not exactly eye appealing to me but seems the technology is coming along.

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Re: Future in lighting? #33036
01/11/04 07:58 AM
01/11/04 07:58 AM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,342
very interesting....

what is different about this LED ?
[Linked Image]
that would have such an advantage over the normal one?
[Linked Image]

Re: Future in lighting? #33037
01/11/04 10:35 AM
01/11/04 10:35 AM
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Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 687
Grayslake IL, USA
Did you read about the devices used thers from MK Electric?

"All 13A socket outlets have dual earth terminals for high integrity earthing applications."

Sounds expensive but why not make them 15amp?

"The level and colour of the lights in different areas can be changed instantly."

It looks like a neat accent lighting but what if you need to read something?

Did you see they put the plasma TV in the kitchen above the cook top under the hood. How long is that going to last?

"The Vos Pad is the first property in the world to feature MK Electric’s new high-end range of “screw-free” sockets and switches."

"It’s the clip-on frontplates of Aspect accessories that neatly concealS fixing screws, leaving a flawless appearance and each product is available in seven standard high quality finishes - Brushed Stainless Steel, Polished Chrome, Polished Brass, Champagne, Satin Chrome, Charcoal and White. Most finishes have black or white insert options, as well as a custom design service for special colours and finishes."

It looks like those $6 Lutron screwless plates only with a metal cover. I'm sure they cost more.


Re: Future in lighting? #33038
01/11/04 11:49 AM
01/11/04 11:49 AM
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ

The main advantage that I can see with that design over standard LEDs is that there is an exposed metal slug at the back, to allow for efficient cooling of the die.

The ability to extract the heat from the semiconductor chip allows the LED to run at higher currents, and produce more light.

Re: Future in lighting? #33039
01/11/04 03:18 PM
01/11/04 03:18 PM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,342
yeah Tom, wierd placement...
[Linked Image]

thanks NJwirenut, a new twist on old technology is always of interest... [Linked Image]

Re: Future in lighting? #33040
01/11/04 05:49 PM
01/11/04 05:49 PM
Hutch  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 381
South Oxfordshire, UK
"All 13A socket outlets have dual earth terminals for high integrity earthing applications."

Sounds expensive but why not make them 15amp?

The are referring to British 13A 230V sockets like these:
[Linked Image]

This refers to their technical specifications which covers the extra grounding which was discussed on this ECN thread.

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