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All our LEDs are for 12v Automotive systems.
LED Lighting to banish flat batteries! Customer feedback ... "I replaced all the halogen lamps on the Swift with LEDs sourced from motorcaravanning. The old halogens were not all that bright, I suppose you could call the colour temperature warm and friendly, and they consumed over 15amps when they were all switched on. Theoretically that wouldn't take long to flatten the leisure battery. With the LED's, they are brighter and consume in total, just over 1.5 amps in total - as measured at the battery. Obviously not all the lights are used at the same time but even 2 or 3 conventional awning lights at 21w each can put one hell of a dent in the battery in an evening 'blethering' over a bbq. The LED replacements are amazing. Well worth it". HC. They really do offer significant power saving - off/shoulder seasons especially!
"The little spotlights (28416 left), which I ordered yesterday, have just arrived. They seem very nicely made and are perfect for their intended application – as reading lamps on a yacht. Thank you for your excellent service". PH:
Lighting of the future here now: "The LED lighting market is predicted to grow annually at a compound growth rate of 20 percent for duration of 5 years". "Ikea plans to sell only LED lighting by 2016". "LED lighting efficiency is 80 percent more than traditional incandescent bulbs". The change to LED is mainly cost driven in the domestic market but extended battery life is the big issue for motorcaravanners.
Chrome? Please note that on many modern fittings 'chrome' = a chromed finish quite possibly on plastic.
2013: This page just keeps getting longer! Example new Frilight 'SMD'
products for 2013 ...
Frilight catalogue extract PDF download click here, some dimensions too, we don't stock all on the pdf nb.
New in 2012: An Expanded Range including SMD Spots, Strips and Ceiling Lights (see Fiamma too)NB: Hover mouse-over to see text captions on pictures.
Arriving Mid February: SMD LEDs have always been highly regarded but expensive. With the technology moving on we can now bring these to you at a sensible price. SMD lights are delivered in Warm White as standard, and can also provide a 120° beam of light, so can light up a larger area than the older Super Bright (45°) LEDs. We also offer just a few 'Power LED' lights, these have a higher power absorption so generate some heat and need the incorporated dissipating bodies. They are also equipped with voltage regulators, so can guarantee light even with the irregular voltage sometimes seen in leisure vehicles. Power LEDs are a perfect replacement for Halogen and some say for Fluorescent overhead lights. Our own view though is that overhead fluorescents should be left just where they are for only occasional use and new LED units should be added lower down for much more localised light to read maybe and to prepare and cook food. More lights may be needed but the light quality is then much better - as now common in the home. Buy Below >>>
Italian Lighting design: Exciting new products for the new year. Already causing quite a stir in new vehicles LED lighting is one of the new 'must haves' in motorhomes. Our warm white LEDs use a fraction of the electricity of conventional bulbs, produce virtually no heat, and lend themselves to new compact designs so are both stylish and battery-saving - it's not hard to see why they are becoming so popular. It's hard to make exact comparisons with halogen lights because the quality of the light is very different but a 16 LED light might seem equivalent to something approaching a 10W halogen unit but uses just 0.65W i.e. less than 1/10th of the electricity - so no more worries about lights flattening batteries then! Lots of people say it is easier to read with a LED spotlight because of higher contrast Buy Below >>>
New Technology: Our LED Lighting range offers both LED replacement 'bulb' units for existing fittings and complete units with typical Italian style. All give a warm to neutral white light which is naturally focused by using LEDs with a 45º diffusion angle, this gives more intensity just where it's needed most for easy reading and safe cooking. Combined with our really cool range of fixed, bendy or swivelling spotlight designs, and our amazing swivelling linear lights, this makes for great improvements in usefulness with real style and all while saving your battery at the same time, terrific!
Cool New Product! LED Mirror: Similar to some OEM fitting in newer deluxe motorhomes a decent size mirror with 2 rows of 9 LEDs on either side for excellent illumination of the user - and in some style. You can even 'tile' them for extra effect. Fitting vertically or horizontally while maintaining the lines of LEDs seems to look the best for most applications. Usual mirror mounting systems with clips or adhesive are suitable and the small wiring is easily hidden behind the mirror. Dimensions: 430mm x 490mm x 3mm. Buy Below >>>
Also New: Two new Dometic spotlights N28219 & N28221 that use the MR16 LED 'bulb' units - so you can change them yourself for visual effect. You can swap the cool-neutral-white originals for warm or strongly coloured ones for permanent or temporary effect or atmosphere - can be very effective if you have several dotted about using different colours! (Our other LED lamps have permanently wired-in long-life LEDs).
Colour Balance: All our LEDS (except Lockerlite and effect lights) are warm white to neutral white and not the blue light as seen in battery and early leds*. I'd say ours are more sunny-daylight-white than that rather over orange-tungsten-warm of lower powered conventional bulbs. I also think the few ultra warm LEDs I've seen are rather unpleasant, not at all cosy like traditional tungsten but more like the new energy saving household lamps that many people find so disappointing. All in all we are very happy to recommend this range. Curiously when halogen was introduced everyone wanted the cooler cleaner halogen light but now we have that clean light with LEDs, old ideas about them being blue persist and we get some requests to match the older tungsten! For Info: Developments in the technology mean some units now come with fewer leds but the same light output, these often have a modified warming filter too, as with SMDs and our horizontal G4 replacements. * For those who know 'Kelvin', many early LEDs were >7000K, neutral is around 6000-6500K (daylight), and warm is around 3000-3500K. These lower figures are usually achieved using filters so in terms of lighting quality not all 3000K lights look the same - it also depends on the colour quality of the filter so beware of cheap imitations with bluish or even greenish and rather poorly focussed diffused light!!
Number of LEDs = Brightness? Unfortunately it isn't that simple, it also depends on the spec of the LEDs themselves. As an example one supplier offers three versions of their pivot lights. The brightness specs in lux at 1 metre are 12-LED 20-lux, 21-LED 36-lux, but the 9-LED is 52-lux! We describe that 9-LED as 'super bright'. Note that super bright LEDs are usually neutral white at c5000K while the normal LEDs are warm white at 3000-3400K. So it all comes down to good design for purpose rather than just the number of LEDs.
Frilight offer these specs for their 12v units - you'll see brightness isn't directly related to number of LEDs
LED Effect Lighting: New for 2012 12v LED Dot Lights and Strip Lights in white and blue versions. Can look best with both colours used side by side. Please ignore any red in the illustrations - they are made but not available here as yet. Both are fed with normal 12v, the Dot lights are 0.25W and simply popped into a predrilled hole. They are 10mm dia with a 13mm dia face and require 20mm back distance plus a bit for the wires to turn. The 12v Strip-lights come in 12 LED 30cm 0.9W modules,10mm wide x 2mm thick, that can be daisy-chained together with extra connectors, the first module is connected to the 12v via a pin connector + 'cable' unit.
Fitting & brightness info: • The direct bulb replacements MR11 and MR16 are straightforward plug-ins in a near identical envelope. The revised 2010 versions are MR16 24-LED to replace 10W and MR11-6m LED to replace the smaller 5W units. NB: These are not downgrades - the lower number of LEDS these days represent improved technology! • The G4 replacements are slightly more complicated because a G4-fit LED is necessarily bigger than the miniature G4 bulb it replaces, it is still plug-in of course, but now in comes two versions - 'horizontal' for use only where the bulb comes in from the side of the reflector and 'vertical' to replace a central bulb positioned vertically. Their effective brightness varies with the light fitting itself because many fittings were designed to control, emphasise or diffuse the point light source of a G4 bulb ... but LEDS are multiple and dispersed light sources so may behave differently depending on the design of the light fitting and any cover. Also please bear in mind that traditional G4s come in 5W, 10W, 20W and 35W ratings but the LED G4s below replace either 5W or 10W or 20W bulbs, no leds will mimic the brightness of 35W units. To replace high power ceiling lights like these we recommend using multiple units or maybe the N28409. Constant improvements in the technology mean it can be hard to compare apparent brightness simply by the number of included LEDS, for example our G4 replacement has fewer this year but gives exactly the same brightness as before! Quoted lamp dimensions are overall but the recessed N28382 for example requires a cut-out of about 52mm dia and a back space of maybe 20mm. LED bulb replacements for G4,MR11 & MR16 are straightforward plug-in and naturally enough fit into the same space as before. Buy Below >>>
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Also new is the amazing Omni LED 5m Light Strip pictured left. A truly excellent new exterior product featuring light dispersed over an extended length but with very low power consumption. Very effective for awnings and very slim it is both flexible and fully waterproof. It comes complete with outdoor grade 3M tape and the whole thing is weatherproof to IP66. The self-adhesive tape and flexible construction offers easy application to clean surfaces and the whole unit has long life. The strip has 60 Power LEDs per metre with each metre consuming a miserly 350mA, it can even be shortened in 5cm increments for perfect fit. A 1m 12v power lead is supplied. Amazing! Buy here (click)
Labcraft Lockerlite: Really great product! No wiring, no hassle, just stick it in a cupboard with the supplied adhesive pad and it will add fully automatic in-cupboard lighting wherever you want it! Battery powered with low consumption, long life, LED technology, you'll most probably never replace the supplied batteries. Fully automatic based on door opening and closing via the built-in plunger so you'll never have to remember (forget?!) to switch it off. It's small, neat, effective and really simple to install and use. Stick-on or screw-on 60*x30x15mm *plus the plunger which is ~7mm at the on position and 2-4mm in the off position. 2x CR2025 batteries included. One of life's affordable little luxuries - we all need lots - as now fitted to several cupboards in our own motorhome, even where we didn't realise we needed them! Click to see a PDF data sheet in a new window. Buy >>>
See also the range of Awning LEDs on our Fiamma awnings accessories page (click).
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