DL9-1200 Dimmable Downlight Review

General Information

ID #150
Series Wattsaver Downlights
Manufacturer Wattsaver (other LEDs from Wattsaver)
Fitting Type Kit (other Kit LEDs)
Light Type Downlight (PAR)
Height 130mm
Diameter PAR35 (110mm)
Weight 620g
Warranty 5 Years
Test Date 2013-06-14
Review Notes Light sent in wrong packaging. Ordered frosted glass, but clear glass was shipped. Price includes $15.90 for driver KAA-12E35IAD. Claimed Light Source: Edison Edi Power HR Series. Designed to fit a 92-95mm cut-out. Heavy flicker observed using leading edge dimmer. Dimming tested using universal dimmer. Also available with a narrower angle. Very bright cool running light with great CRI. A more expensive non dimmable version with 10 year warranty is also available.
Price $60.40 (AUD) from WattSaver Lighting Solutions on 5th of June 2013


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 14.9W 14.4W @ 245V
LED Driver Transformer
54.7W @ 12V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $3.26 $3.15 $11.98
Lumens 1200 lm 1114 lm 765 lm
Efficiency[?] 81 lm/W 77 lm/W 14 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 20 lm/$ 18 lm/$ 170 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.93 1
Color [?] Warm White Warm White, 2795K Warm White, 3015K
Angle[?] 60° 68° 45°
Dimmable Yes, Trailing Edge Poor Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] N/A 88
Life 50,000 hours Not Measured 6,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 220V / 240V N/A
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 50°C @ 25°C ambient
122°F @ 77°F ambient
256°C @ 25°C ambient
493°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] N/A 3%
Flicker Index[?] N/A 0.008


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing


Dimming measurements

Graph notes: Dimming performance can be highly dependant on the type of dimmer, the number of lights in the circuit and other factors. Results in your house might vary. Mouse over the graph for more details. Position 10 = Not dimmed. Position 1 = Fully dimmed.



Distribution Graph

Angle: 68° (±34° from bottom), Maximum lux:

Graph notes: Shows the intensity of the light when viewed from different angles. Normal omni-directional globes have a fairly constant output all the way around (excepting directly above). Downlights have a narrow range at the bottom in which the light is emmited, this determines their angle.


Spectrum Graph

Representation of color spectrum

Graph notes: Shows the breakdown of the LED light into its component colors. With short wavelength ultraviolet on the left and long wavelength infrared on the right. The green line represents the relative absolute strength of the light at each frequency, while the red line represents what the typical human eye would see. The human eye is most sensitive to green light, but much less sensitive to purples and deep reds.


LEDs in this Series

Name Price Watts Lumens Efficiency Color Angle Fitting
14W Warm White LED Downlight $56 (AUD) 15W 892lm 88lm/W Warm White, 2762K 37° Kit
15W Warm White LED Downlight $68 (AUD) 14.4W 1076lm 94lm/W Warm White, 3973K 32° Kit
DL9-1200 Dimmable Downlight $60 (AUD) 14.4W 1114lm 81lm/W Warm White, 2795K 68° Kit


Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these results, each measurement carries an inherent degree of uncertainty and error. Safety and EMC compliance of products to regional or international standards have not been verified unless noted as an ENERGY STAR® LED Lighting Facts, or SSL Quality Scheme certified product. Retailers and importers selling unmarked or unapproved electrical goods can be fined or imprisoned. Mains supplied downlights require installation by a licensed electrician.