LED versus halogen downlights

When it comes to lighting your home efficiently, LED downlights have set a new benchmark. HPM lighting shares why they’re such a good choice for the modern home and recommends some handy products.

Save your energy

With LED downlights replacing traditional halogen bulbs in homes across the country, the days of overheating lamps, constantly replacing lights and excessive energy bills can be over.

LEDs produce a constant, brilliant illumination and consume only a third of energy compared with halogens. They also have a much longer lifespan, so it’s no wonder they’ve become such a popular choice.

The easy way to change to LED

When it comes to replacing halogen bulbs to LED downlights, some people have reported issues with flashing or flickering. This is due to compatibility issues with the existing transformers. 

As a solution to this, HPM came up with the MR16 retrofit downlight. This downlight has all the advantages of LED globes, without the compatibility issues. And consuming only seven watts of power at 590 lumens with an IP44 weatherproof rating, this power saver is made to last. 

Brighter ideas in efficiency

Brighter ideas in efficiency

If you’re looking for a bright, energy efficient and long-lasting downlight that’s also dimmable, you can’t go past the HPM DLI LED downlight series. Emitting up to 880 lumens at just seven watts, this is a downlight that delivers serious performance and outstanding efficiency.

Combine that with a proven lifespan of 20,000 hours under insulation and 35,000 hours in open air and it’s easy to see why they have become a ‘go-to’ downlight in homes across the country.

Making the switch

When it comes to replacing your old halogen globes with LED downlights, it’s best to get an electrician to help you. Once fitted, you’ll enjoy energy savings and exceptional performance for years to come.

Get your downlights

Discover the full HPM range or browse the wide range of lighting available at your local Bunnings Warehouse.

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