Why buy from Down Under Group Lighting?
When shopping for downlights don't be mislead by the cheapest price as unrated downlights / poor quality Led downlights could put your families / friends safety at risk. It's not only extremely dangerous but it will void your house insurance policy or any insurance claims.
Its not worth the risk or the savings in the short term.
Electrical safety is important don't take the gamble.
All led duglighting downlights supplied ,are certified & tested product. All products meet strict Australian/New Zealand electrical safety standards.
Duglighting recommends choosing a downlight with either IC or IC-F rating as that will allow the downlight to be abutted and directly covered with insulation.
Australian company, selling only certified & tested product.
Down Under Group Lighting Downlights or Duglighting Downlights are IC-F, SAA, CE, ROHS approved, all products meet strict Australian/New Zealand electrical safety standards.
All products meet strict Australian/New Zealand electrical safety standards.
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The brightness level is the first thing that needs to be considered. Firstly, let’s make it very clear that the brightness of a downlight (or any light) is measured by lumens, not wattage. While lumens and wattage are in many ways related, they are not actually measuring the same thing.
Lumens is the measure of the total light output from a light source. This means the higher the rated lumens, the brighter the downlight will appear. Wattage (W), on the other hand, measures how much energy is burned to produce a set amount of light output (lumens). This explains why modern LED downlights are more efficient than older fluorescent or halogen downlights.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights are 900lm.
Build quality is the one thing that many suppliers don’t often mention to you. Like many things in life, it is a case of “you get what you pay for”. When it comes to downlights, the materials used have a real world impact on the performance and durability of the product. The main considerations of build quality are:
- Frame and Heatsink Quality – Good quality downlights are most certainly made of aluminium frames and heatsinks while cheaper downlights tend to use plastic frames and heatsinks to keep costs down. Aluminium heatsinks are much more effective at diffusing the heat generated during usage and are more durable and reliable than plastic heatsinks.
- Diffuser Quality – Another avenue where build quality matters is the quality of the diffuser. Poorly made diffusers can feel flimsy and cheap to the touch and often diffuse light poorly compared to better made diffusers.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights have a solid frame and excellent heatsink capabilities.
Colour temperature refers to the colour characteristics of light, usually either warm (yellowish) or cool (bluish). Colour temperature is measured in Kelvin – lower Kelvin numbers produce Warm White while higher Kelvin numbers produce Cool White. Day Light is a White light.
Warm White = Less than 4000K
Cool White = More than 4000K
Day Light = More than 6000K
What led light should i choose, warm or cool ?
There are no rules - the choice is about personal preference and use. If you like the traditional yellowish colour of a conventional lamp then warm white around 3000k would be the ideal choice, this is the most popular choice for homes. If you want a modern, clean look, you may prefer the cleaner, brighter feel of a cool white lamp 4000k. Cool white light contains more blue light and looks brighter to the eye.
Day Light 6500k colour is used in warehouse facilities & office lighting / working environment applications where focus and productivity is most important.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights stock all colour temperatures listed.
Fixed or Gimble Frame
Now you need to decide whether you need fixed or gimble (adjustable) downlights, or a combination of both. Gimble frames allow you to adjust the direction of the light, which is very useful for task lighting such as kitchen, bathroom and study areas. Otherwise, stick to fixed frame downlights as they are usually cheaper and well suited for general purpose lighting.
We recommend buying gimble downlights only when necessary, otherwise stick to fixed downlights for cost savings.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights have fixed downlights.
Beam angle simply refers to the spread of light from the light source. Downlights with wide beam angle creates a wider, softer light which is suitable for general ambient lighting. On the other hand, downlights with narrow beam angle produce a sharp, concentrated light which is ideal for spotlighting.
Wide beam angle = 60 degrees or more
Narrow beam angle = Less than 60 degrees
We recommend choosing downlights with wide beam angle for general purpose lighting and narrow beam angle for spotlighting.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights have a beam angle of 120 degrees.
Dimmable or Non-Dimmable
Downlights can either be dimmable or non-dimmable. Dimmer switches can be added to dimmable downlights to control its level of light output. The dimming feature is very useful whenever the surrounding lighting has a strong effect on our entertainment or relaxation experience. The dimmer gives us the flexibility to turn the downlight on maximum capacity when we need to see clearly and turn down whenever we need to relax. Imagine your last experience at the cinema and the crucial effect of dimming the lights down when the movie starts.
We recommend getting dimmer switches for the flexibility of adjusting the lighting level for entertainment or relaxation reasons.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights come standard with a dimming feature, however Led units can be operated with or without a dimmer.
Surface Socket Outlets
Surface socket outlets offer a convenient way of providing power to your downlights. Many LED downlights now come equipped with flex and plug so surface socket outlets allow these downlights to be plugged-in just like any standard appliance. This allows you to easily replace a broken/faulty downlight by yourself in the event of a failure.
Without surface sockets, the electrician will have to hardwire the downlight to the power point in the ceiling, meaning that replacing downlights in the future becomes a difficult and costly practice.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights include Australian surface sockets on all supplied units.
IC Rating: Insulation Contact
“IC” stands for Insulation Contact. IC rating is a measure used to determine if a downlight is suitable to come into contact with your building insulation or not. Most Australian homes these days are protected by a layer of insulation within the walls and ceilings. When the time comes for your electrician to install the downlights in your ceiling, that is when the issue of installing downlights under insulation arises and IC rating comes into play.
We recommend choosing a downlight with either IC or IC-F rating as that will allow the downlight to be abutted and directly covered with insulation.
- Down Under Group Lighting Downlights are IC-F, SAA, CE, ROHS approved all products meet strict Australian/New Zealand electrical safety standards.
WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS ON TRADE OR QUANTITY ORDERS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
BUY 1 UNIT OR 100 UNITS, DISCOUNTS APPLY AS MORE UNITS ARE ORDERED.
10 WATT DIMMABLE 90MM CUTOUT WILL REPLACE SUPERSEDED HALOGEN OR OLDER BATTEN STYLE LIGHTS.
NEW TECHNOLOGY ENERGY SAVING LED UNITS COME STANDARD WITH IN-BUILT TRANSFORMER/DRIVER. LED UNITS ARE READY TO PLUG INTO AN AUSTRALIAN FEMALE WALL SOCKET.