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  • Fills a room, nice colour

    posted by artypete on 12/06/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:

    Nice and bright light.
    Compared to a 230v 20W CFL (=1080 lumens) it's not quite so warm, but it's not bad!
    I would say it's easily 450+ lumens, not quite sure if it's really as much as 576.
    2 could easily light a small room, and 3 would be great far surpassing a 20W CFL

    Cons:

    Not an obvious way to mount these - might need double sided tape to glue to the ceiling, or maybe drill some holes through the aluminium housing then screw to surface (the led board just slides out).
    Also the second power wires were half broken off.

    OtherThoughts:

    Measured 600ma+ on my 12v solar batteries, so is easily 7.2W, and nearer 8W.
    I find as a rule of thumb you get the same light lumen output from the better LED's per watt as you do 230V CFL bulbs.
    Looks like if you *really* wanted to you can cut these about every 3 LED's.

    Bottomline:

    A nice spread out light with a good colour.

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