13W LED Downlight Kit Review

General Information

ID #328
SKU A55137E - DLL06/13W-830-WH
Series Bloom
Manufacturer AEG (other LEDs from AEG)
Fitting Type Kit (other Kit LEDs)
Light Type Downlight (PAR)
Height 58mm
Diameter PAR32 (100mm)
Weight 160g
Warranty 5 Years
Test Date 2014-01-02
Review Notes Includes LVD-02 LED constant current driver. Driver carries RCM and CE approval markings. Recommended for a 88mm cut-out. Light output was well below claimed lumens. E-Bay seller accurately listed CRI as 70, but AEG claimed 80. No dimming. While the price is reasonable, the average efficiency and low CRI would rule this light out for many people.

Price $22.99 (AUD) from eBay on 1st of January 2015


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 13W 12.3W @ 242V
LED Driver Transformer
54.7W @ 12V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $2.85 $2.69 $11.98
Lumens 1020 lm 578 lm 765 lm
Efficiency[?] 78 lm/W 47 lm/W 14 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 44 lm/$ 25 lm/$ 170 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.9 1
Color [?] Warm White, 3000K Warm White, 2884K Warm White, 3015K
Angle[?] 95° 97° 45°
Dimmable Not Dimmable N/A Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 80 72
Life 40,000 hours Not Measured 6,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 220V / 240V N/A
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 60°C @ 25°C ambient
140°F @ 77°F ambient
256°C @ 25°C ambient
493°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 23% 3%
Flicker Index[?] 0.069 0.008


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing



Distribution Graph

Angle: 97° (±48.5° 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: 23%, Index: 0.069 (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
13W LED Downlight Kit $23 (AUD) 12.3W 578lm 78lm/W Warm White, 2884K 97° 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.