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FAQ - LEDs

What is the life expectancy of the LEDs?

The LEDs have indeed an almost unlimited life. Therefore, it rather makes sense to look at how the luminance decreases over time. Our long-term tests indicate that the LEDs lose merely about 10% of their luminance after 2 years of permanent operation (17,500 hours).

To make it short: Life expectancy is no longer an issue.

Which LEDs does Lupine use in its lamps?

We exclusively use Cree XM-L U4 LEDs. The performance is tested regularly in our integrating sphere.

How many lux do our lamps produce?

Principally, we do not provide lux values for our lamps, but only lumen values. Lux values are not reliable for judging the brightness of a lamp, as the luminance is only measured in one single point at a defined distance to the light source. To make it clear: the more focused the light, the higher the lux value; therefore, this value is not significant when it comes to real-life application, as e. g. a laser pointer produces an extremely high lux value, but it is not very suitable for lighting purposes.

How does Lupine determine lumen values?

Unlike other companies, we measure the actually available light output in our house: Lumen measurement

I have an old halogen lamp, can I convert to LED?

The lamp can not be rebuilt, but it is possible to operate a LED lamp head with your old battery. Whether it makes sense to retrofit a Halogenset on LED, depends primarily on the age and capacity of the battery. In particular, when still a NI-MH battery or charger is present, sometimes you better looking at our current complete sets instead of purchasing individual components.