These are alongside the familiar light bulb the biggest "electricity guzzlers".
The level of efficiency (luminous efficacy rating) is not noticeably better than
of the ligh bulb. It is just the MR16 design which is still in use as halogen
lamps and could be exchanged without compromising immediately against
LED spots. The energy saving is about 85%.
For more Information regarding MR16 lamps please scroll down.
|Lamp type||Luminous efficiency||Lifetime|
|Light bulb||10 lm/W||ca. 1000 h|
|Halogen lamp||15 - 25 lm/W||ca. 2000 h|
|LED light||60 - 100 lm/W||ca. 25000 h|
This table above clearly shows that an exchange of halogen to LED makes perfect sense. Even at low
burn durations, payback occurs within one year of implementation.
For use in hotels having high burning times the costs are usually saved after 2-3 months.
While MR16 describes the design with a diameter of 50mm, these differ even in the connector base
and thereby also in the operating voltage.
The so-called low-voltage lamps have lead pins type GU5.3 and are simply plugged into the socket. The
pin distance is just 5.3mm.
The operation is possible with 12V AC or DC, which consists of a LED transformer. It should be ensured
that the minimum load is not exceeded by energy-saving LEDON spots. Often a replacement of old
transformers with modern LED transformers is needed.
This socket follows the bayonet principle. The LEDON Spots MR16 types are pushed into the socket and
then will be rotated to fix it. An exchange takes usually no problems. There is nothing to take care for.
While halogen bulbs could be dimmed easily, it is only possible with LEDON spots and other LED lamps,
which are explicit marked accordingly as "dimmable". With low voltage care must be taken to ensure if the
transformer is also dimmable. If you ignore it, so there may be flickering at LED spots and both of them
could be destroyed.
Most application of MR16:
Hotels, restaurants, offices and meeting rooms. Actually everywhere where previously MR16 halogen lamps
are used. There is no more reason to wait for.