Slyvania Launches LED Replacement For The MR16 Halogen

Sylvania is pleased to announce the launch of the new ‘made in Europe’ MR16 LED, a direct replacement for the popular MR16 halogen lamp. The Sylvania MR16 LED is the first retrofit MR16 LED replacement lamp to achieve 450lm without the use of an active cooling fan. Manufactured at Sylvania’s state-of-the-art facility in Tienen, Belgium, the lamp benefits from European build quality, performance and reliability – and because it does not incorporate a cooling fan, the MR16 LED is quiet in operation. The new lamp can be used in any existing MR16 luminaire – even IP rated ones with a protective lens – which some products are unable to do due to the cooling fan protruding too far.

“The take up of our GU10 retrofit LED lamp has been phenomenal and we anticipate the same reaction to our MR16 LED replacement,” says Peter Dillen, Strategic Business Unit Director LED. “Both products are the work of our Tienen facility; and the lighting trade, stockists and consumers all recognise that European manufacture is a badge of quality. We have worked hard to get these products right so that consumers can safely replace their lamps, not their fixtures. The two new MR16 LED lamps (350lm and 450lm) can replace both 35W and 50W halogens, yet also deliver the lower energy costs and reduced maintenance benefits associated with LED technology.”

Over recent months Sylvania has invested significantly in R&D and the MR16 LED is another first for the company when it comes to LED retrofit lamp technology. This innovation follows the successful launch of the HI-SPOT RefLED ES50; a direct retrofit replacement for a GU10 50W halogen. The lamp was recently highly commended at the 2012 Lighting Design Awards, recognising Sylvania’s innovative strengths in LED reflector development.

Due to its European R&D and manufacturing base, Sylvania is well placed to react quickly to market demands and is constantly developing new products. For example, Sylvania is currently working on a 65W GU10 equivalent with a 450lm output.

Perfect for directional lighting in residential, retail and office applications, the new MR16 LED lamps offer energy savings and a longer lamp life of 25,000 hours with 80% energy savings compared to the standard halogen counterpart. The new MR16 350lm and 450lm lamps will produce 300lm and 400lm of useful light from a 90˚ cone respectively.

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