Halogen downlights have long been a common choice in Australian homes, providing task lighting for areas like kitchen benchtops and showcasing artwork. However, their energy consumption and associated costs are substantial. Upgrade your lighting to a more energy-efficient option with Kosoom – a brand that prioritizes sustainability and innovation.
GU10 Type Globes (240 Volt Downlights)
Swap out your traditional 240-volt downlight lamps with Kosoom’s 11-watt Compact Fluorescent Globe (CFG). These energy-efficient alternatives are not only cost-effective but also readily available at hardware stores and online. Make the switch for approximately $15-20 per globe and enjoy the benefits of reduced energy consumption.
Pro Tip: Test the fit by replacing one unit initially, as some CFGs may be slightly longer than conventional halogen globes.
MR16 Type Globes (12 Volt Downlights)
For 12-volt downlights, replace the 50-watt lamp with Kosoom’s 20-watt Infrared Coated (IRC) globe. These high-efficiency globes, costing around $4 each, significantly cut down on lighting costs while maintaining optimal brightness. Experience the upgrade that not only saves you money but also supports a greener environment.
LED Globes for 12 Volt Systems
For both 50W and 20W lamps in 12-volt systems, Kosoom offers 3-watt LED (Light Emitting Diode) globes. With an impressive energy-saving capability of around 90%, these LEDs provide a “cold” light closer to daylight. Ideal for replacing multiple downlights or highlighting specific areas, these globes are available at hardware stores for approximately $10-20 each.
Design Tip: Consider using 20W halogens for kitchen benchtops where LED globes might be less suitable.
Why Choose Kosoom?
Halogen downlights are known for their task-oriented lighting but come at a high energy cost. Each 50-watt lamp generates over a kilogram of greenhouse gas every 20 hours, contributing to environmental concerns. Kosoom’s energy-efficient lighting solutions not only reduce your carbon footprint but also offer a smart and sustainable choice for everyday illumination.
Say goodbye to the inefficiencies of halogen downlights. Upgrade to Kosoom for a brighter, cost-effective, and eco-friendly lighting experience. Illuminate your space responsibly with Kosoom – where efficiency meets elegance.
How to switch to energy-efficient lighting – a step-by-step guide
If you’re ready to make the shift to energy-efficient lighting, follow these simple steps to replace your halogen bulbs with more sustainable options.
- Turn off the lamp and allow the halogen bulb to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Removal of Safety Tempered Glass:
- Depending on your model, either push the safety tempered glass toward the bulb holder to release the clip or remove screws.
Removing the Halogen Bulb:
- Use a non-linen cloth to carefully pull the halogen bulb out of the bulb holder.
Installing the Replacement Bulb:
- Hold the replacement bulb with a non-linen cloth and insert it securely into the holder.
Replacing Safety Tempered Glass:
- Rest the safety tempered glass on the clip while pushing it toward the bulb holder. This creates room for the glass to rest on the other end.
- Turn the lamp or fixture back on and enjoy your newly upgraded, energy-efficient lighting.
Dispose of Old Bulb Responsibly:
- Contact your local council for information on proper disposal methods for the old halogen bulb. Ensure it is handled in an environmentally friendly manner.
Why Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting?
Planning to use halogen lights as general room lighting? Consider the financial and environmental implications:
- Electricity Usage: Lighting an average Australian home with halogen lights generates three-quarters of a ton of greenhouse gas annually, costing around $100.
- Cost Considerations: Homes with numerous halogen downlights can easily spend double the average amount on lighting. Switching to a Compact Fluorescent or LED alternative, even for a 50W lamp, pays for itself within a few years and leads to long-term cost savings.
- Energy Efficiency Matters: It’s not just about volts; higher wattage translates to increased energy consumption, larger bills, and higher greenhouse gas emissions.
Make the smart choice for your home, your wallet, and the planet. Switching to energy-efficient lighting not only saves you money but also contributes to a greener, more sustainable future.