Osram constructs the world’s most efficient LED lamp

Filed under: News — julieb @ 12:07 pm

An Osram research team has succeeded in constructing the most efficient LED lamp in the world.

The lamp in tubular form consumes only half the power of currently common fluorescent and LED tubes, and also achieves significantly superior colour rendering. The record-breaking light source was developed by the central research department together with the optical semiconductor and lamp business units.

“This research success represents yet another innovation push with LEDs and is based in particular upon our strategic position as integrated lighting experts,” stated Peter Laier, Osram’s Chief Technology Officer and executive board member responsible for the company’s general illumination business.

The lamp to be presented by Osram at Light+Building 2014 achieves an almost unprecedented efficiency level of 215 lumens per watt, and therefore generates as much light (lumens) as currently common fluorescent or LED tubes with only half the power consumption (watts). In contrast to research demonstrations until now, the lamp with a length of 1.20 meters has an identical length to traditional fluorescent lamps. The peak efficiency is achieved both with warm and cool white light.

The record is based on a combination of high-efficiency red LED chips and green-whitish Osram LEDs containing a self-developed phosphor that is approaching production maturity. Materials with maximum reflection factors are also used as well as an innovative, integrated optic for minimizing absorption. The lamp is operated with a specifically developed control unit featuring efficiency of 95%. The demonstrator emits 3,900 lumens of warm white light (3000K) and achieves a very good colour rendering index (CRI 90).

The new forms of technology used will be integrated step-by-step into OSRAM product development, and the company is expecting series products with these forms of technology from 2015.

Lamp Technical Details:

Lamp Efficiency 215lm/W
Control unit efficiency (so-called driver efficiency) 95%
System efficiency (lamp and control unit) 205lm/W
Power consumption 19W
Luminous flux 3900lm
Colour temperature 3000K
Colour rendering index (CRI) 90


OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost €5.3 billion in fiscal 2013 (ended September 30).

The company’s business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR).


Clipsal Smoke Alarm, Photoelectric 240V 9V d.c. Battery Backup

Filed under: News — julieb @ 12:05 pm

Clipsal Smoke Detectors, Smoke Alarm, Photoelectric, Surface Mount, 240V 9V d.c. Battery Backup.

Key Features:

- The Photoelectric alarm is ideal for main living areas and bedrooms

- it is sensitive to larger smoke particles (rubber, foam) and won’t false trip in or near kitchen areas (cooking fumes) or in areas exposed to cigarette smoke- Surface Mount

- Battery Backup


Type Value
Brand Name Clipsal
Sub Brand Firetek
Measurement principle Photoelectric
Nominal voltage (value) 9 V / 230 V
Frequency Hz

Wiha Lineman’s Plier with Crimper

Filed under: News — julieb @ 12:03 pm

Wiha Lineman’s pliers Professional insulated with crimper, Cutting edge 9, Z0106-35716 Insulation 1000 V AC.

Universally applicable- for strong gripping and pulling, for cutting of circular and multi core cables, with pipe gripping station and additional crimping solution. Approved for work in area of live parts up to 1000 V AC.

Standards: DIN ISO 5746

Head shape: Solid construction for heaviest strain.

Design: Perfectly mated cutters, additionally induction hardened cutting edge to approx. 64 HRC. Crosswise serrated gripping zone in the jaws for maximum gripping power and an additional crimping station for standard connectors. Special designed handles for comfortable working and high power transmission of hand strength to the cutting edges.

Material: High-quality tool steel, specially tempered.

Key Points:

> 9” Combination Plier

> Cross hatch jaws for sure grip of work material

> Slim nose appeal for use in tight spaces

> A crimper for 1.5 mm2 – 6 mm2 standard connectors

> Made from drop-forged alloy steel

> Induction harded cutting edges

> With DynamicJoint, the high quality joint construction for simple, long-term cutting efficiency.


Press Release : Robus Vulcan – Built to Last

Filed under: News — julieb @ 12:00 pm

Introducing the new VULCAN LED Corrosion Proof Fitting- available in 1200mm (4ft) single and double.

Designed for demanding industrial applications, the ROBUS Vulcan is the ultimate energy saving, corrosion-proof LED solution for cold stores, warehouses, garages and car parks.

This superb fitting is a true replacement for the standard 36W or 2 x 36W T8 fluorescent corrosion proof fitting; designed using the highest quality components to produce class leading LED performance.

Whilst providing the same mechanical performance as traditional corrosion proof fittings, the VULCAN will make significant energy savings of around 35% and provide an exceptionally long service life, without the high costs associated with traditional tube changes and labour

.The high quality VULCAN is compliant with Part L building regulations and is suitable for emergency conversion on request. The VULCAN is most suited for internal and external applications including Cold Stores, Industrial Units, Warehouses, Garages, Car Parks withstanding temperatures as low as -15°C up to 40°C.

The VULCAN has a cool white light output of 5,000K, a high efficiency diffuser and a 50,000 hour average lamp life using high quality SMD LED’s producing 2700/4800 lumens. On top of all this, the VULCAN comes with a 5 year no form filling and no quibble warranty. Photometrics available on request.

For further or more detailed information or images please contact:

Denise Cronin Marketing Executive LED Group

Tel: +353 1 709 9000 Email: dcronin@ledgrouprobus.com


Osram Glaxier Ceiling Luminaire

Filed under: News — julieb @ 11:56 am

The OSRAM GLAXIER Conventional Ceiling Luminaire is an attractive, circular light for general use in the home. Designed to meet all of the technical standards of conventional lights, the fixtures’ simple construction is also optimized for easy installation .

The OSRAM GLAXIER Conventional Ceiling Luminaire has been designed with energy-saving fluorescent technology, helping you cut down on electricity bills and lessen your home’s carbon footprint.

The product is quick and easy to install and provides the quality assurance of the OSRAM brand. The light comes with a long-lasting T5C fluorescent lamp and a UV resistant PMMA diffuser, which keeps illumination in a comfortable living range up to 75% transmission.

Features and benefits:• Up to 30% energy savings over T9 circular luminaires with magnetic control gear

• Pre-heat start electronic ballast – quick, flicker-free start,

• Enhanced switching cycle & lamp life time

• Opal diffuser

• Available in three sizes – designed to blend seamlessly into a white ceiling.

• Long life lamp included – 8000 hour daylight colour (6500K)

Ideal applications OSRAM’s GLAXIER Conventional Ceiling Luminaires are perfect for providing bright room lighting in corridors, living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. Lineman’s pliers with crimper.

Key Points:

> 9” Combination Plier

> Cross hatch jaws for sure grip of work material

> Slim nose appeal for use in tight spaces

> A crimper for 1.5 mm2 – 6 mm2 standard connectors

> Made from drop-forged alloy steel

> Induction harded cutting edges

> With DynamicJoint, the high quality joint construction for simple, long-term cutting efficiency.

Clipsal offers a complete range of smoke alarms to suit all applications including surface mount units and a stylish low profile flush mount design This smoke alarm is compatible with all makes on the market, so replacement is easy, with no new wiring or holes in the ceiling required. It has a test and hush button, a loud audible alarm output and meets Australian Standard AS3786.


Product Recalls You Need to Know About

Filed under: News — julieb @ 10:48 am

NHP DC Solar isolator switchesNHP KDA-432 and KDM-432 metal and plastic versions

NHP DC Solar isolator switches with date codes from x0113 to x3813 (x can be any number between 1 and 5) have been recalled.

Note: The last four digits are critical to identifying the affected product. Switches with date codes x3913 and above are not affected. These date codes are labelled internally and should only be accessed by an authorised electrical contractor.

The switch is defective and may still be ‘ON’ even when the handle is indicating ‘OFF’. There is a risk of electric shock to the electrical contractor during maintenance and installation.

The switches were available for sale from 11 July 2013 to 11 February 2014 nationally at electrical wholesalers as well as direct from NHP sales offices.

Defective switches are required to be replaced and re-sellers should cease supplying switches with affected date codes and arrange returns by contacting NHP Electrical Engineering Product Pty Ltd on (03) 9368 4088.

Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd – Clipsal 413 Surface Socket

The Clipsal 413 Surface Sockets have been recalled as the terminal colour identification has been reversed on some of the products. If the active and earth wires are terminated to match the colours, there is a risk of electric shock if the surface socket is used with a class 1 (earthed) appliance.

This product was available for sale from 9 January 2014 to 21 February 2014 nationally at electrical wholesalers. This recall applies to Clipsal 413 Surface Sockets with identifying features Cat No-413-WE, Batch Code – 201348, PR413-WE, MP413-WE.

The product can be returned for a full refund at Clipsal.com/413recall or by calling 1300 733 907.

Total Tools – Detroit & Saber Generators

The following Total Tools generators have been recalled:

    • Detroit 7.5KVA 15HP Recoil Start Generator and Detroit 3.1KVA 2500W 6.5HP Recoil Start Generator with part numbers YW8000HECO or DFD3000HS2
    • Saber 7.5kVA/7500W Generator with part number SGEN7500ECO.

These products were manufactured with a Multiple Earth Neutral (MEN) link between the neutral and earth without a Residual Current Device (RCD), which is non-compliant with safety clause 6 of AS2790 Electricity generating sets.

In addition, the Saber generator circuit breaker switch for equipment (CBE) is single pole, which is non-compliant with safety clause 3.1.4.

If a fault occurs in the units or equipment the MEN, which is bonded to the frame, can cause the frame to become live with electrical current and possibly cause an electric shock.

The product was sold in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria at 37 Total Tools franchised stores.

Consumers should cease using the product immediately and return their unit to the Total Tools store where purchased for rectification of the defect.

Visit www.recalls.gov.au to view a comprehensive list of product recalls.

Article Source: http://www.masterelectricians.com.au/

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Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program

Filed under: News — julieb @ 10:45 am

The National Electrical and Communication Associations (NECA) is pleased that the Royal Commission has today officially begun hearing evidence in Brisbane.”NECA believes this will lead to a definitive conclusion to ensure future governments learn from this tragic mistake”said Suresh Manickam, NECA CEO.
“We offered to help with the design of this program late in 2008, and wrote to the Minister leading the program – Peter Garrett, in March 2009 expressing our concerns. However, it would appear that our advice was not heeded,” he added.NECA has been summoned to produce documentation for the Commission, where we will attend in person and cooperate fully.

“We hope this Royal Commission will give the families affected some comfort and closure. Importantly we hope that processes will change so we can avoid the repeat of such a tragedy in the future,” concluded Mr Manickam.

Click here to read the NECA letter to the minister

Article Source : www.neca.asn.au


Gssm Durable Non-Hazardous Dust & Splash

Filed under: News — julieb @ 10:40 am

Gssm had a vision: to create a world-standard safety product which raised the bar to meet the growing safety concerns of workers everywhere.

This coverall available in blue or white is a nuisance-level dust and splashonly and must not be used where certified coveralls are required for hazardous dusts, fibres or chemicals. The user shall be the sole judge of proper use of the coverall. Gssm will not accept responsibility for improper use.

- Durable Polypropylene

- Nuisance Non-Hazardous

- Dust & Splash Coverall

- Nuisance Dust Protection

- Lightweight & Confortable

Applications: General Maintenance, Construction, Lightweight

Available in sizes Small – XXXXLarge. Comes with elastic sleeves and ankle with hood – no boots.

Starrett 7 Piece Holesaw Kit

Filed under: News — julieb @ 10:39 am

Starrett offer a comprehensive range of kits to support our hole saw range.

Suitable for tradesmen, installation engineers, industry generally and the d-i-y enthusiast, our kits feature a range of saws with sizes selected specifically to suit the relevant application.

Suitable for tradesmen, installation engineers, industry generally and the d-i-y enthusiast, Starrett offers a range of saws with sizes selected specifically to suit the relevant application. Packed in sturdy carrying cases, the kits will be an invaluable addition to any toolbox.Holesaw sizes included are 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm and 51mm. Each holesaw has a rapid change adaptor fitted to use with the arbor supplied.

Click Here to download the Specifications sheet


Wiha Torque VDE Screwdrivers

Filed under: News — julieb @ 10:37 am

The TorqueVario -S VDE with integrated scale in combination with the slimTorque VDE bit holder and slimBits offer controlled tightening of screws with simultaneous user safety for electrical applications.

The three components (handle, bit holder and bits) provide safety up to 1,000 V AC / 1,500 V DC. The TorqueVario®-S VDE series has three models covering torque ranges from 0.6 Nm up to 8.0 Nm.

It is easy to identify the benefits of this innovative product right here:- The world’s only completely certified VDE torque system- Clearly audible and perceptible click on attaining the preset torque

- Up to 33% reduction of the blade diameter in the critical working area allows effortless access to low-lying fastening/ spring elements.

- Torque accuracy ±6% of the pre-set scale value

- Safety when working with live equipment up to 1000 V AC and 1500 V DC

- Delivered with factory calibration certificate

- Fulfills all accuracy requirements as defined by EN ISO 6789, BS EN 26789 and ASME B 107.14M

Wiha slimTorque VDE Bithalter: Absolute safety even if mistakes are made: no metal connection between the bit holder and blade tang

Click Here to download the Specifications sheet


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