13W Dimmable Samsung LED Chip Downlight Kit Warm W Review

General Information

ID #268
Series N/A
Manufacturer LANX Australis (other LEDs from LANX Australis)
Fitting Type Kit (other Kit LEDs)
Light Type Downlight (PAR)
Height 40mm
Diameter PAR35 (110mm)
Weight 183g
Warranty 3 Years
Test Date 2014-05-09
Review Notes Carries SAA, CE and C-Tick approval labels. Includes NM-19W 14W dimmable LED Driver. Claimed light source: 27 Samsung LED chips. Dimming tested using a Clipsal 32E450UDM universal dimmer (results below). Competitively priced for it's lumen output, highest lumen/$ downlight kit tested to date. In bulk we have seen reports of these units being sold at $20ea.
Price $27.50 (AUD) from www.schnap.com.au on 8th of May 2014


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 13W 12.8W @ 245V
LED Driver Transformer
54.7W @ 12V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $2.85 $2.80 $11.98
Lumens 880 lm 889 lm 765 lm
Efficiency[?] 68 lm/W 69 lm/W 14 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 32 lm/$ 32 lm/$ 170 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.93 1
Color [?] Warm White Warm White, 3037K Warm White, 3015K
Angle[?] 120° 98° 45°
Dimmable Yes, Leading or Trailing Edge Fair Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] N/A 83
Life 50,000 hours Not Measured 6,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 200V / 240V N/A
Min/Max Temperature N/A / 45°C N/A
Measured Temperature 59°C @ 25°C ambient
138°F @ 77°F ambient
256°C @ 25°C ambient
493°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 3% 3%
Flicker Index[?] 0.006 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: 98° (±49° 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: 3%, Index: 0.006 (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.