There are an increasing number of light suppliers offering energy saving lamps. But how can you be sure of how much light these lamps produce, and whether they will produce the same amount of light as the existing lights? For example will a new LED tube produce as much light as the existing fluorescent tubes, not only directly below the fitting but halfway between two fittings?
Photometric testing will give you the answers to these questions, but is expensive.
CarbonetiX has developed a testing set up “Light Comparisons at Low Cost”, that enables a fast, low cost comparison.
CarbonetiX director Bruce Rowse gives a presentation on our in-house lighting comparison unit, demonstrating how it works, its main features and its cost effectiveness compared to expensive photometric testing.
Get a quick feel for how your lights perform by sending us your existing light source and the one you are considering for testing and nominating the type of fitting you want to test undertaken in. The cost is just $100 (plus GST) per comparison, plus a $150 (plus GST) set up fee for each round of tests (eg if you sent through 3 LED tubes and a fluoro tube as a comparison cost would be 3x$100 + $150 = $450 (plus GST). You may also need to supply a fitting if we don’t have one in stock. Note that the cost of returning tested lamps to you is also additional.
Testing is best suited to linear fluorescent fixtures and fixtures with a depth of less than 200mm including downlights.