Published on April 27th, 2013 | by Cynthia Shahan11
SWITCH Unveils 3 New LED Products That Could Shake Up The Lighting World
These lights are so cool – they are like small glass sculptures. However, they are quite utilitarian and low-energy, modern sources of beauty and light without strain on our environment. As such, the 100-watt (SWITCH100) and 3-way equivalents (SWITCH3-Way) come from an award-winning product line.
These true LED replacement A-Lamps were recently seen and enjoyed at LIGHTFAIR® International in the Philadelphia Convention Center (April 23–25). SWITCH has brilliantly developed itself this past year. It has added to its already innovative products, offering LEDs up to consumers who want to light their way to a softer footprint using engaging gleaming products (or who just want to save money on their electricity bills). The lights require nothing more than conventional light sockets, are dimmable, and can be used in the same manner as any bright or compact fluorescent A-Lamp — in any orientation, any fixture, in any place. It’s certainly nice to have versatile and pleasant lights that do not increase or jeopardize our living conditions with noxious constituents.
From the SWITCH press release about these new lights:
SWITCH holds a number of broad patents on the SWITCH3-Way and is the first LED A-Lamp that works in three-way lighting fixtures. For the first time in LED lighting, users can select different levels of lighting — low, medium, and high (300, 800, 1,100 lumens and in 30/60/75 watt-equivalents) — for different applications at the flip of a switch on a table or floor lamp. The three power settings give users control over the amount of light, ambiance, and energy used, with no changes in the warm color temperature.
The SWITCH100 will be among the first 100 watt-equivalent LED A-lamps available to commercial and consumer customers when it ships in May. It’s designed on a small A-21 form factor. With its 4000K color temperature and 1600 lumen output, the SWITCH100 provides the same level of performance as the now obsolete 100W incandescent A-Lamps, at a fraction of the energy consumption at 20 Watts.
Also just in from media contact Deanna Siste, SWITCH’s Next Generation LED A-Lamp was unveiled at LIGHTFAIR International in Philadelphia. The lamp is called the SWITCH infinia™ and it will be available in 40 and 60 watt-equivalent models this summer. The cost? Less than $20.
Unfortunately, to start, it will only be released at limited retail locations and for commercial distribution.
“The SWITCH infinia will be available in warm and cool color temperatures (2700K and 5000K), will offer a full range of light distribution, and is covered by a 10 year residential and three year commercial warranty,” the press release about this lamp notes. “Like the rest of SWITCH’s LED A-Lamps, the SWITCH infinia provides the same familiar glow of an incandescent A-Lamp, while using a fraction of the energy and lasting 25 times as long. The SWITCH infinia contains no hazardous chemicals, unlike the mercury found in CFLs.”
“Due to the LQD Cooling System, our unmatched thermal management technology, we’re able to offer our customers a more affordable alternative to the incandescent with no compromises to light quality,” says EC Sykes, CEO of SWITCH
SWITCH’s LQD Cooling System™ is patented. It is “the most innovative and effective thermal management system on the market today,” according to SWITCH. The system combines a unique electronic design (a patented “electronic driver” that is apparently highly efficient, compared to alternatives) as well as coolant made of liquid silicone. All in all, SWITCH says that its technology is up to 40% more effective at diffusing heat and thus cooling LEDs than even typical air-cooled LED A-Lamps.