10W Downlight MAXX kit CW Review

General Information

ID #177
Series MAXX Downlight
Manufacturer iGlobe (other LEDs from iGlobe)
Fitting Type Kit (other Kit LEDs)
Light Type Downlight (PAR)
Height 70mm
Diameter PAR27 (87mm)
Weight 173g
Warranty 5 Years
Test Date 2013-07-30
Review Notes Claimed light source: Japanese Citizen LED Chip. Nice looking fixture. Good efficiency (helped by being cool white) and reasonable performance in all other areas. Overall good value. There is also a warm white version of this iGlobe kit. Note: Cut out size is 72mm (not the typical 90mm). Carries RCM, C-tick N30601 and SAA111803EA
Price $34.99 (AUD) from iGlobe on 29th of July 2013


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 10W 10.4W @ 244V
LED Driver Transformer
54.7W @ 12V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $2.19 $2.28 $11.98
Lumens 950 lm 763 lm 765 lm
Efficiency[?] 95 lm/W 73 lm/W 14 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 27 lm/$ 22 lm/$ 170 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.73 1
Color [?] Cool White, 6000K White, 5003K Warm White, 3015K
Angle[?] 60° 48° 45°
Dimmable Yes, Trailing Edge Below average Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 85 82
Life 50,000 hours Not Measured 6,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 180V / 265V N/A
Min/Max Temperature -20°C / 50°C N/A
Measured Temperature 56°C @ 25°C ambient
133°F @ 77°F ambient
256°C @ 25°C ambient
493°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 13% 3%
Flicker Index[?] 0.037 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: 48° (±24° 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.


Flicker Graph

Graph of measured flicker

Percent: 13%, Index: 0.037 (lower is better in both cases)

Graph notes: Shows variation in light output over 1/10th of a second, with relative light output on the Y axis and time on the X Axis. Measured with a photodiode connected to an Oscilloscope. Ideally the yellow line should be flat. Low frequency high amplitude waveforms mean there is a possibility of noticeable flicker, but sensitivity to flicker varies between people. [More details about LED flicker]


LEDs in this Series

Name Price Watts Lumens Efficiency Color Angle Fitting
10W Downlight MAXX kit CW $35 (AUD) 10.4W 763lm 95lm/W White, 5003K 48° Kit
10W Downlight MAXX kit WW $35 (AUD) 10.7W 686lm 95lm/W Warm White, 3055K 46° 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.