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Our LED technology

In the last few years, new developments have produced numerous new types of lamp. Some were intended to revolutionise the market, but were short lived. Others were technologically good and are still with us today. LED technology is certainly not a passing trend: the technology has more than enough innovative potential. It opens up completely new opportunities for us to design with light. Its cost-effectiveness and service life are convincing, and are also constantly being improved. The output and design of the modules are variable, and can be adapted perfectly to any luminaire. The sum total of the advantages that LED can already offer makes this technology a milestone in lighting technology. We use the superiority of LED in the development of new luminaires, but also in the technical perfection of existing luminaire series. In doing so, we go far beyond normal market implementation.


 

The quality of our LED technology

 
In the processing and selection of our LED components, we rigorously follow our own ideas and do not let ourselves be misled by other criteria commonly found on the market. To meet these goals, we have created all the necessary conditions, including the best production processes.

All BEGA LED luminaires are fitted with modules adapted exactly to them, produced on our own premises. We have control over all the materials used and therefore are not forced to enter any compromises. We alone are responsible for defining factors such as a luminaire’s light output, light colour and thermo-management, thus making a direct impact on the quality of our luminaires. Our LED modules are expected to reach the maximum possible service life. With this in mind, we are committed to using components of the highest quality, made exclusively of ageing-resistant materials. For example, we do not use any plastic lenses in our optical systems as their ageing resistance is doubtful. Instead we prefer durable materials such as glass, silicone and aluminium.

 
 

Service life of the modules

 
The ageing process in electronic components, in particular in light-emitting diodes, is a function of the temperatures they are exposed to in operation. The higher the temperature of the component, the shorter is the expected service life. In the development of our luminaires, therefore, thermo-management represents a great challenge. Besides using high-quality components, we have also taken design-related measures to guarantee favourable temperature conditions inside the luminaires. This leads to a significant increase in the service life of the LED. In addition, electronic protective equipment prevents the possible overheating of individual components. We have deliberately designed the temperature control in our luminaires to be very conservative – the temperatures in our LED modules are significantly lower than the maximum temperatures.

Our LED modules are designed for service lives of at least 50,000 operating hours. After this period has expired, the module is not destroyed; it continues to function, and still shines with at least 70 % of its initial brightness.

 
 

Replacement

 
Unlike conventional lamps, for which there are clearly defined connection standards, LED are an integrative part of luminaires. It is difficult therefore for non-specialists to obtain matching LED replacement modules.As a responsible manufacturer, we have come up with a solution to this problem for our customers. Today you will already find a lamp designation in every LED luminaire, providing exact details of the installed modules. Furthermore, our in-house production will enable us to deliver matching LED modules for many years to come.

We guarantee the availability of replacement modules even 20 years after you purchase an LED luminaire from us.

Perhaps the technology and design of the components will have changed by then, but in their light colour and output, the replacements will definitely match the originally installed LED modules.Our LED luminaires are designed to enable these components to be replaced easily on site using standard tools. Suitable precautions have already been taken to protect against electrostatic discharge and accidental polarity reversal of the electronic components. The safe and economical further use of your LED luminaires is thus assured.

 
 

LED power information

The power information is system information, that is, luminaire luminous flux figures and the connected wattage of the luminaires. These figures may change on account of technical progress. On our website you will find data sheets with information on each luminaire concerning the current values.

The data listed there are based on the “Guide to Reliable Planning with LED Lighting” issued by ZVEI.

 
 

Light colour of our LED modules

 
The colour temperatures of LED luminaires are specified in Kelvin (K).
As far as white light is concerned, we have defined two light colours as standard. We supply LED luminaires with:

  • 3000 K, corresponding to “warm white”
  • 4000 K, corresponding to “neutral white”

Some luminaires are also available in colour temperature 2200 K and 2700 K. Corresponding information you will find in the product descriptions.

Our strict quality standards ensure that our LED modules have a maximum deviation of three MacAdam ellipses from the specified colour coordinates.

 
 

Light output

The following diagram enables the luminous efficiency of LED to be compared with that of conventional lamps.
(last revised: December 2016).