Aldi 11W B22 Globe Review

General Information

ID #203
SKU MD 14536 / MSN 5004 4697
Series N/A
Manufacturer Lifetec (other LEDs from Lifetec)
Fitting Type B22 (other B22 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 115mm
Width 60mm
Weight 126g
Warranty N/A
Test Date 2013-10-08
Review Notes Brand is Medion / Lifetec. Claims 75W incandescent equivalence, 75W is typically ~1100 lm. So it is fairly close. Carries CE and RCM approval labels. Very much in the warm white (yellow) range of the spectrum. A cheap efficient globe that is slightly oversized. So it will not suit all fittings. Power factor isn't very good and there is no dimming. Claims of 330 degrees don't appear to be accurate, manufacturer may have been stating field angle, see our FAQ article about the difference here. Only 60 day warranty for a product they claim will last around 20 years.
Price $11.99 (AUD) from Aldi on 4th of October 2013


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 11W 11.5W @ 244V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $2.41 $2.52 $14.17
Lumens 1055 lm 966 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 96 lm/W 84 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 88 lm/$ 81 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.61 1
Color [?] Warm White, 2700K Warm White, 2677K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] 330° 176° Omni-Directional
Dimmable Not Dimmable N/A Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 80 80
Life 35,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 220V / 240V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 81°C @ 25°C ambient
178°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 1% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.003 0.034


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing



Distribution Graph

Angle: 176° (±88° 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: 1%, Index: 0.003 (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]


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.