At Vintage LED we love ambient light. LEDs can be bright so often need to be dimmed to get the perfect light level.
But LED lights have not always worked well with dimmers.
Some dimmers create flicker, with others the light just turns off completely. This is because many of the dimmers on the market have been designed for Halogen, Incandescent of CFL lights - lights that use a lot more power than LED.
Vintage LED is thrilled to announce that we will be appearing at Decor + Design, Australia’s premier interior design trade show. Decor + Design will be held at the historic Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 16 – 19 July, 2015.
Décor + Design provides a wonderful opportunity for industry professionals and exhibitors to network, swap ideas and discuss new products and trends. Vintage LED will be showcasing a range of our newest and popular bulbs, including the Diamond Filament, the A165 Giant Teardrop and G125 Trilateral filament.
VintageLED are proudly Melbournian. We love our single origin in a chic cafe in the morning and multi-course degustation with matching sommelier chosen beverage in a fine diner in the evening. A great article recently published inBroadsheet highlighted the ubiquitous nature of the cafe and restaurant design in Melbourne...
The focus of the article was the copy cat nature of project developers and the design features they chose, but one of the key design elements - carbon filament Edison light bulbs have inadvertently increased energy consumption across the city. Every cafe that used to have half a dozen twirly CFL light bulbs has been redesigned and re-invigorated to include 20, 40 or even 60 hanging light bulbs - given the fact that many Carbon filament light bulbs put out about the same amount of light as a candle - if you have a large space you need more.
Now we agree that the ambience created by the glow of these lights is warming and flattering to us as customers, no one likes to sit under a blue light to eat and drink. But every day when all the cafe, restaurants and bars open and all these lights get switched on - lets say 5,000 maybe at 40W each - that alone is more electricity than one 200W unit at Hazlewood Coal fired power in the LaTrobe valley can supply.
So maybe when super warm Vintage LEDs are available its time to stop the boys shovelling so much coal?
LED technology is really coming along! What we love now is the different in the aesthetics between our Vintage LED filament and the old carbon filament. Below is a couple of pictures one of our newST64 Long Filament and an ST64 Carbon filament (on the left). We may be biased but we think ours looks better. In fact, the LED technology allows for a whole lot of different designs - standby for some more updates on our new products coming in April!
This little beauty is an Edison Lighting style classic updated with Vintage LEDs.
Did you know that the Australian building industry now has fairly strict requirements when it comes to lighting in residential and commercial premises? This provides yet another reason why LED lighting is a great solution.
In May 2011, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) drastically increased the restrictions on the amount of lighting you are permitted in a new building, especially as regards energy consumption. This was part of a broader push to drastically improve the energy efficiency of all new Australian premises (including six star energy efficiency ratings for residential premises).