The benefits of Cold Cathode lighting
1. Long life
acdc lamp life is in the region of 45,000 hours, with high lumen maintenance in the region of 80%. The lamp does not deteriorate from repeated switching or flashing.
Lamps can be bent or shaped to conform to almost any configuration, be it a domed coffer, complex structure or even a piece of artwork.
Cold Cathode lamps with turned back electrodes are illuminated to the end, allowing them to give a continuous lighting effect without shadow gaps or hot spots.
Our standard range now extends to over 50 different colours with a range of high efficacy white triphosphor colours matched to standard fluorescent sources. Triphosphor lamps have an excellent colour rendering index at CRI > 90.
Huge advances in acdc electronics enables different types of control gear to be controlled by either mains dimming, 1- 10 volt DMX or Dali control signals to give ultra-smooth control. Multi-lamp colour change systems can also be integrated with this leading edge technology.
6. High Output
Standard systems offer lumen outputs in the region of 1600 lumens per metre, but our latest high output Nemesis systems generate 2800 lumens per metre.
7. Low Voltage Electronic
95% of our solutions are electronic and our high frequency low-voltage cold cathode gives a 30% energy saving when compared to traditional systems. A fireman’s switch is NOT required, opening up whole new areas of application.
8. Low Energy
The efficient electronic control gear delivers efficacies of up to 65 lumens per watt, which equates to 25 watts per metre for standard systems. Performance reflectors also improve system efficiencies by around 20%.