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kitestrings

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LED MR16 DC lights
« on: August 24, 2015, 11:21:18 AM »
We've been trying some of these new lights.

http://www.lightology.com/index.php?module=prod_detail&prod_id=332815&option_id=332814

The problem we've encountered in the past with LEDs, particularly for these specular reflector lights has been the color and color rendition.  For my eyes, in a residential setting, we want something around 2500K-2700K (warm white, or very warm white)) and the highest CRI possible.  The CRI on the original quartz halogen (20w) lamps is 100; pretty hard to beat in a kitchen where you might like to have oranges look orange and tomatoes look red.

These are 7w, dimmable, 2700K and 95 CRI.  They replace the equivalent of a 40w incandescent.  I'd say they are very comparable to the standard 20w BAB's.  Great colar & CRI and they dim smoothly down to ~5-10%.  We regularly use these on a 12VDC track  - just wire the terminals so they both go to the low voltage conductor strips, usually they are both on the same side.  The lamps are a bit pricey, but the "gimble rings" are dirt cheap and readily available.  Lots of low voltage fixtures they'll work with.  On a dimmer they make excellent reading lights.  Very good for displaying our boys latest "art work".

They are also available in 7.5w; a bit more light.  Only slightly lower CRI.

~ks