Osram constructs the world’s most efficient LED lamp

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An Osram research team has succeeded in constructing the most efficient LED lamp in the world.

The lamp in tubular form consumes only half the power of currently common fluorescent and LED tubes, and also achieves significantly superior colour rendering. The record-breaking light source was developed by the central research department together with the optical semiconductor and lamp business units.

“This research success represents yet another innovation push with LEDs and is based in particular upon our strategic position as integrated lighting experts,” stated Peter Laier, Osram’s Chief Technology Officer and executive board member responsible for the company’s general illumination business.

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The lamp to be presented by Osram at Light+Building 2014 achieves an almost unprecedented efficiency level of 215 lumens per watt, and therefore generates as much light (lumens) as currently common fluorescent or LED tubes with only half the power consumption (watts). In contrast to research demonstrations until now, the lamp with a length of 1.20 meters has an identical length to traditional fluorescent lamps. The peak efficiency is achieved both with warm and cool white light.

The record is based on a combination of high-efficiency red LED chips and green-whitish Osram LEDs containing a self-developed phosphor that is approaching production maturity. Materials with maximum reflection factors are also used as well as an innovative, integrated optic for minimizing absorption. The lamp is operated with a specifically developed control unit featuring efficiency of 95%. The demonstrator emits 3,900 lumens of warm white light (3000K) and achieves a very good colour rendering index (CRI 90).

The new forms of technology used will be integrated step-by-step into OSRAM product development, and the company is expecting series products with these forms of technology from 2015.

Lamp Technical Details:

Lamp Efficiency 215lm/W
Control unit efficiency (so-called driver efficiency) 95%
System efficiency (lamp and control unit) 205lm/W
Power consumption 19W
Luminous flux 3900lm
Colour temperature 3000K
Colour rendering index (CRI) 90

ABOUT OSRAM:

OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost €5.3 billion in fiscal 2013 (ended September 30). The company’s business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR).

News Article Source: www.osram.com

Starrett 7 Piece Holesaw Kit

Filed under: News,Products — julieb @ 9:25 am

Starrett offer a comprehensive range of kits to support our hole saw range.Suitable for tradesmen, installation engineers, industry generally and the d-i-y enthusiast, our kits feature a range of saws with sizes selected specifically to suit the relevant application.
Suitable for tradesmen, installation engineers, industry generally and the d-i-y enthusiast, Starrett offers a range of saws with sizes selected specifically to suit the relevant application. Packed in sturdy carrying cases, the kits will be an invaluable addition to any toolbox.Holesaw sizes included are 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm and 51mm. Each holesaw has a rapid change adaptor fitted to use with the arbor supplied.

Click Here to download the Specifications sheet

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Gssm Durable Non-Hazardous Dust & Splash

Filed under: News,Products — julieb @ 4:24 pm

Gssm had a vision: to create a world-standard safety product which raised the bar to meet the growing safety concerns of workers everywhere.

This coverall available in blue or white is a nuisance-level dust and splashonly and must not be used where certified coveralls are required for hazardous dusts, fibres or chemicals. The user shall be the sole judge of proper use of the coverall. Gssm will not accept responsibility for improper use.

- Durable Polypropylene

- Nuisance Non-Hazardous

- Dust & Splash Coverall

- Nuisance Dust Protection

- Lightweight & Confortable

Applications: General Maintenance, Construction, Lightweight

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Available in sizes Small – XXXXLarge. Comes with elastic sleeves and ankle with hood – no boots.
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Osram LEDTouch Shoplighter

Filed under: News,Products — julieb @ 1:03 pm

LED SHOPLIGHTER is an excellent energy efficient alternative for Metal Halide, rectangular shoplights. It is the perfect lighting solution for a wide range of shop lighting applications.

The fitting is manufactured from pre-treated die-cast aluminium that is powder coated for durability and protection. It comes complete with pre-wired flex and plug for quick and effortless installation.

The LEDTOUCH SHOPLIGHTER comes with integrated optics and is an ideal energy saving light source for shopping and window display illumination to replace existing Metal Halide Shop lighters with up to 60% energy savings.

Features and benefits: • Exceedingly high efficiency • High lumen efficacy: 85lm/w • 60° tiltable light engine • White die-cast aluminium housing • Environmentally friendly – contains no mercury, lead or other hazardous materials • Easy installation

Ideal applications: • Shopping centre area illumination • Shoplighting for floor and window display illumination • Commercial lighting

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Product Recalls You Need to Know About

Filed under: News — julieb @ 3:27 pm

NHP DC Solar isolator switches

NHP KDA-432 and KDM-432 metal and plastic versions

NHP DC Solar isolator switches with date codes from x0113 to x3813 (x can be any number between 1 and 5) have been recalled.

Note: The last four digits are critical to identifying the affected product. Switches with date codes x3913 and above are not affected. These date codes are labelled internally and should only be accessed by an authorised electrical contractor.

The switch is defective and may still be ‘ON’ even when the handle is indicating ‘OFF’. There is a risk of electric shock to the electrical contractor during maintenance and installation.

The switches were available for sale from 11 July 2013 to 11 February 2014 nationally at electrical wholesalers as well as direct from NHP sales offices.

Defective switches are required to be replaced and re-sellers should cease supplying switches with affected date codes and arrange returns by contacting NHP Electrical Engineering Product Pty Ltd on (03) 9368 4088.

Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd – Clipsal 413 Surface Socket

The Clipsal 413 Surface Sockets have been recalled as the terminal colour identification has been reversed on some of the products. If the active and earth wires are terminated to match the colours, there is a risk of electric shock if the surface socket is used with a class 1 (earthed) appliance.

This product was available for sale from 9 January 2014 to 21 February 2014 nationally at electrical wholesalers. This recall applies to Clipsal 413 Surface Sockets with identifying features Cat No-413-WE, Batch Code – 201348, PR413-WE, MP413-WE.

The product can be returned for a full refund at Clipsal.com/413recall or by calling 1300 733 907.

Total Tools – Detroit & Saber Generators

The following Total Tools generators have been recalled:

    • Detroit 7.5KVA 15HP Recoil Start Generator and Detroit 3.1KVA 2500W 6.5HP Recoil Start Generator with part numbers YW8000HECO or DFD3000HS2
    • Saber 7.5kVA/7500W Generator with part number SGEN7500ECO.

These products were manufactured with a Multiple Earth Neutral (MEN) link between the neutral and earth without a Residual Current Device (RCD), which is non-compliant with safety clause 6 of AS2790 Electricity generating sets.

In addition, the Saber generator circuit breaker switch for equipment (CBE) is single pole, which is non-compliant with safety clause 3.1.4.

If a fault occurs in the units or equipment the MEN, which is bonded to the frame, can cause the frame to become live with electrical current and possibly cause an electric shock.

The product was sold in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria at 37 Total Tools franchised stores.

Consumers should cease using the product immediately and return their unit to the Total Tools store where purchased for rectification of the defect.

Visit www.recalls.gov.au to view a comprehensive list of product recalls.

Article Source: http://www.masterelectricians.com.au/

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Are you licensed to install security equipment?

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If you install, repair or maintain security equipment as part of your job, then even if you are already a licensed electrician, cable or other contractor, you also need to be licensed as a security provider.

Security equipment is designed to enhance property for protection and can include:

  • alarm systems
  • audio or visual recording systems (CCTV)
  • access control devices
  • safes and vaults
  • intrusion detectors.

You do not have to be licensed as a security equipment installer if you install basic security items or do retail key cutting. Basic security items include:

  • portable safes weighing less than 50 kg
  • security mesh doors or window grilles
  • electronic or mechanical locks for household security
  • motion sensor lights that do not activate alarms.

Given the sensitive nature of surveillance and the vital work of enhancing public safety and protecting critical infrastructure, it is important that everyone is licensed.

Heavy penalties apply to anyone installing security equipment without a licence or to firms supplying security services using unlicensed installers. Avoid these penalties by finding out more about the licensing requirements on the Office of Fair Trading website.

Article Source : QLD Government Web Site

Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program

Filed under: News — admin @ 2:22 pm

The National Electrical and Communication Associations (NECA) is pleased that the Royal Commission has today officially begun hearing evidence in Brisbane.”NECA believes this will lead to a definitive conclusion to ensure future governments learn from this tragic mistake”said Suresh Manickam, NECA CEO.
“We offered to help with the design of this program late in 2008, and wrote to the Minister leading the program – Peter Garrett, in March 2009 expressing our concerns. However, it would appear that our advice was not heeded,” he added.NECA has been summoned to produce documentation for the Commission, where we will attend in person and cooperate fully.

“We hope this Royal Commission will give the families affected some comfort and closure. Importantly we hope that processes will change so we can avoid the repeat of such a tragedy in the future,” concluded Mr Manickam.

Click here to read the NECA letter to the minister

Article Source : www.neca.asn.au

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Robus 10w LEDCHROIC Downlight

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Since its introduction, the ROBUS brand of lighting solutions has become synonymous with innovation, quality and value for money.

Simple installation, significant energy savings and ‘fit and forget’ solutions are key hallmarks of the range.

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Product: LEDD/L1050K60DHWHT

Features of Product 10W LEDChroic 5000K 60° Beam Angle includes Driver, Flex & Plug

- An LED solution that replicates the look and feel of halogen dichroic

- Low glare, shadow free light No infra-red Retrofit for MR16; superb solution for hospitality, retail, office and home environments

- Lasts 20 times longer than halogen Better light output than 50W MR16 and over 78% energy savings

- Dimmable with leading and trailing edge dimmers 50,000 hour lamp life

Also Available In: 3000K/5000K White/Silver 38°/60° degree beam

Testimonial:

“I recommended the ROBUS 10W LEDChroic to my client because it really is one of the most reliable down lights I have come across. It was also very important to the client for the light to replicate the look and feel of the dichroic and no other downlight on the market does this as well as the 10W LEDChroic. You can always feel confident recommending the ROBUS 10W LEDChroic thanks to its proven performance, reliability and fantastic price.”

Lachlan MacLeod, Rexel Energy Solutions Energy Saving.

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Wiha Torque VDE Screwdrivers

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The TorqueVario -S VDE with integrated scale in combination with the slimTorque VDE bit holder and slimBits offer controlled tightening of screws with simultaneous user safety for electrical applications.

The three components (handle, bit holder and bits) provide safety up to 1,000 V AC / 1,500 V DC. The TorqueVario®-S VDE series has three models covering torque ranges from 0.6 Nm up to 8.0 Nm.

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It is easy to identify the benefits of this innovative product right here:- The world’s only completely certified VDE torque system- Clearly audible and perceptible click on attaining the preset torque

- Up to 33% reduction of the blade diameter in the critical working area allows effortless access to low-lying fastening/ spring elements.

- Torque accuracy ±6% of the pre-set scale value

- Safety when working with live equipment up to 1000 V AC and 1500 V DC

- Delivered with factory calibration certificate

- Fulfills all accuracy requirements as defined by EN ISO 6789, BS EN 26789 and ASME B 107.14M

Wiha slimTorque VDE Bithalter: Absolute safety even if mistakes are made: no metal connection between the bit holder and blade tang

Click Here to download the Specifications sheet

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Solar Tariff to benefit homeowners

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Master Electricians Australia (MEA) has supported the State Government’s decision to abandon the 8 cent solar feed-in tariff, saying it gives homeowners the opportunity toMaster Electricians Logo shop around for the best deal with retailers.

MEA Queensland State Manager Stephen King said new scheme meant most solar users would be able to start to play retailers off against each other to get a better deal.

“It makes sense for energy retailers to be paying a tariff for power put back into the grid by homeowners, rather than the government,” Mr King said.

“Removal of the tariff will foster competition and enable homeowners to shop around and the feed-in tariff may well increase with the added completion.

“Consumers should take this as an opportunity to not only ensure they are getting a fair deal but to do a full check of their home’s energy efficiency to see where else they can make savings.

“Homeowners can get a Master Electrician to come into their home and identify the most energy efficiency investments for their household.”

 

Source: http://www.masterelectricians.com.au/

 

 

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