Ledphos LED Garden Lights | FAQs
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FAQs

What is so special about the materials we use?
Aluminium Body

We use a 6000 series alloy which is machined from a billet. Unlike cast aluminium, it never rusts or pits and is treated with an anodized finish. This is the same material and finish that you would find on a yacht mast or commercial window frames, so you know it’s built to withstand harsh environments. It also possesses excellent thermal conductivity which is vital for drawing heat away from the leds and dissipating it into the air.

Leds

Nichia is our led of choice. Nichia has an impressive track record when it comes to reliability and lumen output, even the iPhone 6 uses Nichia for backlighting the screen. Noted for the development of the world’s first white emitting led in 1996, they hold the most patents in led developments.

Colour rendering index

This is very important in terms of colour representation. CRI is a measure of how accurately colours are rendered under a test light source. It is a reference based measurement developed by the international Commission on Illumination. The measurement is taken from a range of 0 to 100 CRI with 100 CRI having the best rendering. According to the US Department of Energy, a CRI in the 70s is acceptable, CRI in the 80s is good and a CRI in the 90s is excellent. This is why Ledphos only selects led batches with a CRI of equal to or greater than 90 CRI. As a reference, most fluorescent lighting and inferior/cheaper led fittings consist of a CRI of 70, as a result of low CRI, most colours represented by this light look “washed out” and artificial.

Design

All Ledphos lights are designed in Australia. Due to our harsh climate, extra consideration is taken into thermal management. You could say that we have over engineered these lights. The series of fins act as a radiator to dissipate heat, any led enthusiast knows that to increase the life and reliability of any led, adequate cooling is required. However, we had to overcome the ugliness of most heat sinks by designing an extrusion that incorporated the classic Art Deco era. An era that is still timeless in design. This was all possible through computer aided design and thermal simulation software.