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LED lighting: new developments?

  1. Jun 15, 2010 #1

    sophiecentaur

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    Does anyone have ideas about the possibility of (12V) LED units with higher powers and better colour (/spectrum) for domestic situations?
    I am reluctant to pay the high prices they are asking for the present ones if there is a possibility that something much better is on the horizon. This is for use on a boat, rather than in the home but I still would like a pleasant, relaxing, 'ambiance' rather than feeling I'm in some sort of Sci Fi film set.
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2010 #2

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    Greetings Sophiecentaur.

    You might like to have a look at this site in Hong Kong.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.917
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2933
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1205
    and many more.

    They have hundreds of LED lamps, many using a lot of individual LEDs.
    Prices are in US dollars and include postage.

    Have a look at their digital scales too.
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2010 #3

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  5. Jun 16, 2010 #4

    sophiecentaur

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    Thanks for that information but I am really after some personal opinions about the actual quality of the room illumination. Adverts just don't tell you about that.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2010 #5

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    Some of the lamps have reviews attached to them. They seem to publish bad ones as well as good.

    The lamps are cheap enough to get a few likely ones to try out. The colour temperature and light output figures in Lumens might give you a clue about which ones to get.
    Lighting is pretty personal, so you can judge best what suits you.

    I got some balances from them and they were very reliable and honest.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2010 #6
    It was announced recently that OLEDs will be replaced by OLETs that are x10 more efficient. But by the time they hit the market it will be a few years.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2010 #7
    There are also LED light panels. Used as ceiling or wall tiles they are a good alternative to CF lights although they are more expensive. They can be varied in output color and light "temperature" from daylight to the softer cooler temps.
    They can be powered by AC or a battery that snaps in.
     
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