6W LED Spotlight MR16 Review

General Information

ID #237
Series N/A
Manufacturer EZZE Lighting (other LEDs from EZZE Lighting)
Fitting Type MR16 (other MR16 LEDs)
Light Type Downlight (PAR)
Height 50mm
Diameter PAR16 (50mm)
Weight 51g
Warranty 3 Years
Test Date 2014-01-02
Review Notes Carries CE approval and ROHS markings. Very similar in specs and appearance to this MR16 lamp by Ecolume. Dimming performance was tested on a HPM CAT250L leading edge dimmer. At the two lowest dimming levels the light was observed to flash very noticeably at 2 Hz (see gallery on right for flicker waveform). No flicker was noticeable on other levels of dimming. The light demonstrated heavy flicker when connected to a Clipsal 32E450UDM universal dimmer.


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 6W 6.47W @ 12V
Electronic Transformer
54.7W @ 12V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $1.31 $1.42 $11.98
Lumens N/A 495 lm 765 lm
Efficiency[?] N/A 77 lm/W 14 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price N/A N/A 170 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.99 1
Color [?] Warm White, 2700K Warm White, 2729K Warm White, 3015K
Angle[?] 60° 57° 45°
Dimmable Yes, Leading Edge Below average Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 80 81
Life N/A Not Measured 6,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage N/A / 12V N/A
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 69°C @ 25°C ambient
156°F @ 77°F ambient
256°C @ 25°C ambient
493°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 2% 3%
Flicker Index[?] 0.003 0.008


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: 57° (±28.5° 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: 2%, 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.