9W LED lamp replaces 50W halogen lamps

October 24, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Toshiba International has introduced an LED lamp that generates up to 540 lumens. The new MR16 GU5.3 500 series is a direct replacement for 50W halogen lamps.

Using only 9.1 watts of energy, Toshiba's new MR16 provides significant energy savings compared to conventional halogen lamps that use over five times the wattage for the same lumen output. MR16s are ideal for a variety of applications that require directional light, such as track lighting, recessed ceiling lights, desk lamps and pendant fixtures.

The new MR16 is available in three color temperatures, 2700K, 3000K and 4000K, and two beam angles, 25 and 35 degrees. Toshiba is among a small number of major lighting manufacturers who have introduced an MR16 LED lamp that produces 500+ lumen output. 75 percent of Toshiba's LED lamp line-up is Energy star qualified.

The MR16 is dimmable, contains no mercury or lead emits up to 70 percent less UV rays and uses up to 80 percent less energy compared to halogen lamps. The lamp is also specially designed to fit most gimbal rings, which means it can be used in most existing fixtures.

Further information is also available online at www.toshiba.com/lighting.