New EnduraLED AirFlux Lamps are 30% lighter, offering increased candle power without heat sink fins.

Dutch LED giant Philips has developed a new series of EnduraLED lamps featuring new AirFlux technology. The advanced design boasts optimal thermal efficiency in a sleek, lightweight profile. Ideal for general and accent lighting in most retail, hospitality, office and residential applications, the EnduraLED AirFlux lamps provide a soft, diffused level of light and smooth dimming to reduce glare.

The AirFlux high-efficacy reflector lamps (PAR38, PAR30) offer a 45,000-hour lifespan along with color rendering of 83 CRI. The 19.5W PAR38 (pictured above, on right) reduces energy consumption by 100.5W when compared to a standard 120W halogen PAR38. This means if you were to replace 100 halogen 120W PAR38 lamps, you could save approximately $3,300 per year in reduced energy consumption alone (at 3,000 hours annual usage, paying $0.11 per kWh). Additionally, total savings is increased when factoring in the reduction in HVAC costs as well as reduced replacement and labor expenditures.

Also available in BR30 and BR40 (pictured above, on left), the AirFlux lamps offer soft uniform light for general downlight and recessed applications. The 13W BR30 saves 52 watts of energy compared to a standard 65W halogen BR30. This equates to roughly $17 per lamp replaced(at 3,000 hours annual usage, paying $0.11 per kWh). Also offering a rated lifespan of 45,000 hours, the BR lamps provide a color rendering of 82 CRI.

As with most modern LED lamps, the EnduraLED AirFlux series emit virtually no UV/IR light in the beam as well as containing no mercury or hazardous chemicals. Providing instant-on capability, the lamps are dimmable to 10% of full light levels when using leading edge dimmers (see Philips website for details on dimmer compatibility).

LED Oracle believes that products like the AirFlux EnduraLED lamps represent a key transition in the growing LED industry. Currently, the main cause of LED lamp failure is heat buildup, causing chip degradation, especially in recessed applications. As LED microchip technology becomes more efficient, manufacturers will be able to reduce the overall energy load driving the chip, requiring less metal for cooling. Reduced metal usage allows for more practical industrial designs at a greatly reduced cost for consumers. Overall, lower prices increase the practical appeal of LED lighting for general illumination, as general consumers are hesitant about paying $50 for a single light bulb.

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