Surprisingly bright and far-reaching strong GU10 LED spot by “Light Me” is a new, nominally 4.5 Watts and 345 lumen. This, he claimed no more space than a power-hungry halogen spotlights.
“Light Me” – LED lamps appear every now and then as special offers in discount stores and home improvement stores, are nevertheless as brand-name products and not as “No. name junk” at all – light sources. And they land even as candidates for “Stiftung Warentest”. Actually the lamps from the same provider, come of the significantly more expensive “MegaMan”-sellsretrofits : the IDV GmbH in Langenselbold. And so you will find in the “LightMe” range also dimmable LED retrofits, those with especially highfidelity (RA 90) or very much light from a small space.
My current test candidate comes from the last section: A non – dimmable GU10 high voltage spot for 6,99 Euro (MSRP) with officially 345 lumen luminous fluxand 1200 candela light from 4.5 watts, “warm” colour temperature 3000 Kelvin, colour rendering index RA 80, 25 degrees half value angle, EU eco-label A +, as well as 15,000 hours of light, and 40,000 cycles rated life (packaging inserts with data in the photo on the right).
Special feature: Less than 5 cm maximum diameter with only 5,2 cm total length he builds significantly more compact than many other LED spots of this performance class and fits therefore anywhere ‘ pure, where previously traditional 35 – or 50-watt illuminated strong GU10/PAR16 halogen spotlights being sold on ledbulbbay.
Ostensibly hardly optical differences
Even with the weight and outwardly you see for now little difference: the “LightMe” weighs 49 g-spot, 41 g a similar bright halogen pendant. Both have a faceted reflector, a shiny silver casing and a white aluminum / ceramic base. In the second view from the top(photo left) is revealed however a lens / lens optics with an underneath, centralCoBLED-module, so of course not found in the halogen spotlight.
This is noticeable in the light effect. Unlike Multi LED Spots, there are no shadows of multiple, overlapping at the “Light Me” spot, namely. At close range, he serves on the one hand a relatively weak and wide beam (approx. 120 ° angle), on the other hand a very strong central, close and far-reaching Club:
The Integrating sphere laboratory attested the spot overall fabulous 442 lumen (pdf-download of the complete laboratory Protocol). According to EU regulation only the value of a 90-degree cone angle must be considered however directional luminaires.Here 360 lm remained – still more than the manufacturer’s specifications. Anyway, I had to expand my light tests on outdoor because even the seven – metre Studio was too small for the practical range of the light dwarf.
Actually, you can read a book with this LED spot even in good 10 meters distance in the otherwise nocturnal garden and identify up to approximately 50 m your free current cats or other animals. Try the half value angle of about 40 degrees with a similarly bright, 35-Watt halogen spotlights and his. The pretty close nominal angle of “Light Me” lamp and the resultant high luminous intensity is therefore not lie, as well as our laboratory value of around 29 degrees largely confirmed (Pdf download of the dispersion diagram).
Relatively neutral color representation
Still a difference: the light color (according to our measurement 2907 instead of 3000 Kelvin) is substantially neutral as for halos (2600 to 2800 K). Despite the fairly average colour – rendering index ‘ RA 83.1 can absolutely convince the representation of my standard-color fidelity “Models” – a site Ducati 916 in miniature against a white background – (“cloudy”, no post-processing white balance):
The yellow-orange shift of the colors is not nearly as strong as in the usual 2700 K LED Spots, although of course the appearance of rich red, black and metal parts specifically and realistically is much less than with RA > 90 lamps. Especially when the additional reference color “saturated red” is the measured value in the basement (R9 = 8.5).Unpleasant color casts are not noticed yet; the same applies to the lighting of areas of the skin (“Skin color pink” / R13 = 85) or food. The “Light Me” spot is also a neat, affordable light source for bathroom, cloakroom, kitchen or dining room.
You don’t have to worry about disturbing noises: A quiet whirring is only audible if you keep the ear directly to the lamp; already five centimeters wide, it is completely quiet. At the switching on and off, there is no noticeable delay – get the full brightness or darkness without “Fading” immediately. Small downside: the display of my digital camera showed a fairly pronounced flickerthat I could not perceive with the naked eye, but probably already flicker-sensitive people.
It was no hotter than 60 degrees
In my open test version kept the heat development in the borders. After two hours of continuous operation, there were moderate 60 degrees in the warmest of housing.Where exactly that occur, depending on the installation position. For suspended mounting, the electronics in the white base gets the most degrees of Celsius, while the optical part remains lukewarm. Standing, it is of course reversed and presumably also better for the longevity – especially when working in a tight housing without adequate air circulation.
A little surprise delivered the laboratory measurement of the power consumption: 5.9 Watts was cold and after two hours still 5.2 W (instead of the official 4.5 W) – using a weak electric power factor of only 0.54. My hobby gauge showed even 5.8 W and 0.53 in comparable conditions. For me, this is another indication of an apparently strong “stripped-down” ballast with only a few components to flicker, the missing dimming, the light weight, compact dimensions and high efficiency of approx. 85 lm/W. We hope that you are at least adequately durable.
My test result:
The non-dimmable “LightMe”-LED-spot version with 25° dispersion is a good choice for all not flicker – flicker-sensitive people who either strongly illuminate a small area from a shorter distance, neat need light from a distance. The light quality is considerably better than that what once came from Favorable 3000 Kelvin spots ; the light color acts despite significant falls below of par value neutral than incandescent or halogen lamps and looks really nice.
The perfect retrofit-compatibledimensions, enormous brightness and the cheap price also speak for this “light dwarf”, depending on the area of application a 35 or 50 Watt halogen spotlights can replace. TheStromsparpotenzial by about 85% is somewhat lower than expected, because the power consumption measured in the laboratory ‘warm’ is over 13% on the official indication. I would but not a relevant argument against buying see, especially since on the other side even more light output ‘ comes out as promised. Overall that’s enough in my reaching up to “Five”,strict LED rating scale in good conscience for
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