Smilight T5 Fluorescent Tubes

Britain’s biggest furniture retailer MFI went into administration over 10 years ago now and still the Smilight range of fittings and tubes they used to fit in their kitchens and bathrooms continue to be one of our biggest sellers.
Lamps2udirect will continue to supply the 8 watt, 13 watt, and 24 watt tubes and Smilight fittings as long as we possibly can.
We offer the best prices for MFI Smilight tubes online and will always attempt to keep stock levels at a maximum.
Anyone having trouble trying to obtain this type of T5 fluorescent tube shouldn’t worry about the short term future of these lamps, however, it may be an idea to keep a short amount of stock.
For the range of replacement Smilight tubes – Click Here To View 
For the range of replacement Smilight fittings – Click Here To View!
Contact:Martin Williams
sales@lamps2udirect.com

Your Guide To Energy Saving Light Bulbs

LEDs
LED lamps are hugely popular and this type of lighting is showing no signs of decline. Energy efficient, long lasting and versatile, they are available in various shapes, intensities, beam angles and colours meaning they can be used for a variety of lighting applications, especially where creativity needs to combine with easy to install lighting effects. LED lamps give you a lot of light for your energy and they can be more than 10 times as efficient as their incandescent counterparts. Also, unlike some other types of energy saving lamps, LEDs can produce instant warm, soothing light the moment you switch them on. LED’s are the most expensive energy saving option but offer a very long life up to 50,000 hours, with savings made over a period of time LED lamps will easily pay for themselves many times over.

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CFLs
The result of traditional fluorescent lamp making skills, compact fluorescent lamps have helped created a range of retrofit lamps that will directly replace incandescent mains voltage lamps. CFLs are available in a wide range of shapes and formats to meet the growing need for compact, energy efficient performance. They offer a comprehensive range of light source solutions giving long life, high colour rendering and constant light output throughout their life. Compact fluorescent bulbs use only about 25% of the electricity an incandescent bulb, but they cannot reach full brightness immediately it may take up two minutes to reach their maximum output. This is often seen as a negative, and sometimes people get this type of technology mixed up with LEDs. LEDs fully illuminate instantly. CFLs generally don’t.

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Halogen
Halogen lamps are known for excellent colour rendering and a cool crisp white light. This makes them the preferred light source for decorative, accent and general lighting. Mains voltage halogen lamps operate without the need for a transformer, and can be dimmed: making them quick and easy to install, simple to operate with a subsequent lowering of installation and user costs, up to 30% with some lamps. Low voltage halogen lamps operate on step-down transformers, to lower mains voltage to approximately 12V and are also dimmable. High light intensity and long life make them an ideal lamp for accent lighting, task lighting and spotlight applications. Halogen lamps offer around 30% energy saving compared to standard GLS light bulbs and last about 2,000 hours.
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Megaman Malo LED Battens – An alternative to Deltech series 5000 battens?

The Deltech series 2000 and 5000 battens continue to fly off our shelves.

It is a fantastic product offering unrivaled specification at a unbeatable price.

However, for the client that prefers to be using what is considered a premium brand Deltech might not quite cut it.

Megaman have now released the Malo LED batten, which is set to compete with Deltechs series 5000 range.

The prices don’t really fall in line with the series 5000 but Megaman are a manufacturer who have never been too worried about their competitors prices.

Check them out here – CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

 

T8 LED Tubes – LED Battens – New Deltech Series 5000 – Was series 2000

Designed for easy installation with integral solid quick release brackets, these LED batten fittings are designed to enhance room lighting.

Perfect for display showrooms, offices and kitchens these are also proving popular for replacement lighting in garages and attics due to the premium crisp light quality.

IP20 internal use only. Sleek Aluminium / Polycarbonate resistant Profile.

Slimline design just 25mm depth and 75mm width. Fully enclosed unit, pre wired at the full length. Accepts 110V and 230V power supplies.

No more tube replacing, No more starter changing, No more flickering light and energy savings up to 70% compared with fluorescents light fittings.

These LED fittings can be fitted directly to the surface or with the separately supplied suspension kit – Click Here!

Available in 2ft – 3ft – 4ft – 5ft and 6ft sizes, these fittings are quickly becoming one of our best sellers. For prices and stock availability – CLICK HERE!

Deltech 2ft Battens – DL5BT2K

Deltech 3ft Battens – DL5BT3K

Deltech 4ft Battens – DL5BT4K

Deltech 5ft Battens – DL5BT5K

Deltech 6ft Battens – DL5BT6K

It’s that time of the year again – Spring = Solar Lighting

So, this time of year we expect to see a boom in solar lighting sales and hopefully this year will see that trend continuing.

We have a few new fittings to offer which we think will prove to be popular. Here are our top 10 buys for Spring 2017….

1) SS9826 Curve Solar Motion Light – Outdoor Solar Light – Click Here To View!

 

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2) Outdoor Solar Powered Kodiak Mini Solar Wall Light – SS9935 – Click Here To View!

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3) SS7516 Evo15 Solar Powered Outdoor PIR Utility Light – Click Here To View!

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4) Outdoor Solar Powered Paverlight Brick Lights 2pk – Click Here To View!

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5) Stainless Steel Outdoor Solar Powered Truro Solar Motion Wall Light – Click Here To View!

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6) Kensington Solar Powered Outdoor Wall Light SS9833 – Click Here To View!

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7) Konstsmide 7636-000 Outdoor Solar Powered LED Lantern – Click Here To View!

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8) Colour Changing Hanging Solar Aria Crystal Ball – Click Here To View!

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9) Solar Powered Stainless Steel Round Deck Light – SS7542 – Click Here To View!

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10) 2x London XT SS9896 Solar Powered Outdoor Post Lights – Click Here To View!

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Top 10 Hard To Find Lighting Products…..

Who knew lighting could be so complicated – Well, no one does until that all important bulb in your kitchen, garage or BOAT(!) needs replacing!

We have compiled a top 10 list of hard to find lighting products help you guys out – We hope this helps!

1) 32.5 volt 34 watt SBC-B15 Miniature Light Bulb – KS550032034 – Commonly used in garage applications.

Used on Henderson / Sommer Sommer Sprint, Marathon & Duo Vision garage door operators. Small bayonet cap. Sommer Ref: 11010A – Click Here To View!

2) Smilight tubes – A non-standard length Smilight fluorescent tubes can only be used in the SMILIGHT range of fittings. Typically used for under-cupboard lights in MFI, SCHREIBER and HYGENA kitchens – Click Here To View!

3) Lytlec T4 Fluorescent tubes – As above, these skinny T4 tubes are often used for under-cabinet lighting in kitchens but they are also seen in shops and show rooms for under-counter lighting.

These tubes can only be used in Robus/Lytlec fittings – Click Here To View!

4) 110v 60 watt Work Lamps – Often used in building sites, these lamps are slowly being phased out due to their lack of energy efficiency. For that reason these have become very hard to find now – Click Here To View!

5) Incandescent S14S Archtectural Lamps – Extremely popular during the 70s, 80s, 90s and noughties these lamps are another victim of the EU light bulb ban. The problem being thousands of people still have fittings that take these lamps and love the light they emit – Luckily, we can still supply them…For how much longer, we do not know – Click Here To View!

6) Sylvania H44GS-100M Mercury Vapour lamp – Certainly a specialist lamp, not designed for out domestic clients, this lamp is made in the US, which explains why so many users struggle to find suppliers in the UK – We keep these in high stock for that reason – Click Here To View!

7) Pointed tip chandelier candle bulbs – As already mentioned above, these incandescent lamps have also fallen foul to the light bulb ban. Often used in fittings with multiple lamp, swapping these over to halogen or LED lamp can ruin the look of older, rustic fittings. Luckily we still have a limited supply – Click Here To View!

8) 50 watt MR16 Hexagonal Dichroic Bulb – Very popular for decorative applications in homes and for something a little different, these lamps only go into hexagonal light fittings – Click Here To View!

9) 35mm 240 volt 25 watt E12 Candelabra Candle Light Bulb – Extremely popular for use in American chandeliers, these 12mm screw capped lamps will only fit in E12 fittings – Click Here To View!

10) 24 volt 20 watt H68082F MR11 35mm G4 Halogen Lamp – Commonly used in coach and boat lighting this lamp has a closed front and can only be used in certain low voltage lighting set because of the voltage – Click Here To View!

Busy Busy Busy!

Since the end of last Summer we have not stopped – Sorry for the lack of post over the last few months!

I can assure you we are still here – Working as hard as possible to get you the lighting and electrical’s you need as quickly as possible!

We are making changes to ensure the service we provide is as good as it can be – This means more informed updates on your orders and making the buying process easier.

This is ongoing so please bear with us – It will be worth the wait!

New products added to www.lamps2udirect.com

Megaman DINO LED Battens – Click Here!

Megaman Luster-Led High Bay LED Fittings – Click Here!

Megaman Berto LED Panels – Click Here!

New LED Globes – Click Here!

Deltech Series 5000 LED Battens – Click Here!

Buying T4 Fluorescent Tubes – Must Know Info…

Okay….So, T4 tubes are probably one of our best selling ranges.

There is some very important information you must consider before buying them though – Especially online where you are unable to physically see what you are buying before making the purchase – Here is where we can help!

We often speak to clients who are unable to find T4s anywhere on the high-street or online these days. The truth is T4 tubes are still available; A lot of companies just don’t want the hassle that comes with selling them though.

The first thing to bear in mind is there are about 25 different manufacturers of T4 fluorescent tubes. To make things easy for you (NOT!) Every single one of these manufacturers make them in a different length. It is very easy to get this wrong and assume that there is only one type of 6 or 8 watt T4 tube.

We have in past had customers unable to use tubes they have received because there was a 2mm difference between the tube they were using and had just purchased.

The best way to make sure you are buying the correct T4 fluorescent tubes is by matching up the manufacturers. This is usually labelled on the tube itself or the fitting.

Hopefully the links below will help in your search of matching up the correct T4 fluorescent tubes in your home or work place.

Eterna T4 Ulta Slim Fluorescent Tubes – 

Very popular lamps, sometimes the code start FT followed by the wattage – For example FT10 = 10 watt T4 fluorescent – More often or not though the code should start N64/

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The fittings maybe listed as TUS – Again followed by the wattage For example TUS10 = 10 watt T4 fluorescent fitting.

Replacement Eterna fittings can be seen here –

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Robus LED Lytlec T4 Fluorescent Tubes – 

Probably the most popular T4s we sell these tubes are made by ROBUS but the range is sometimes called Lytlec – These are the same tubes but be sure the spelling matches. There is also a brand called Litelec – These are not the same and are a far less popular Chinese import.

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The fittings for these lamps are usually listed LSTR – Followed by the wattage For example LSTR8 = 8 watt T4 fluorescent fitting.

Replacement Robus/Lytlec fittings can be seen here –

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This is where it gets slightly tricky. A lot of people are currently using cheap imports that actually have no brand markings at all. This is where it is imperative you measure the lamp you are replacing as accurately as possible – And I mean as accurately as possible!

Here we display an unbranded range along with Lyvia (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH LYTLEC!) tubes. If neither of the above tubes match what you need check these out – But make sure you measure them properly – Throw out the old metric system of inches – You need to measure these tubes in millimeters!

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I hope this helps – Good luck!

T8 LED Tubes – LED Battens – Deltech Series 2000

Designed for easy installation with integral solid quick release brackets, these LED batten fittings are designed to enhance room lighting.

Perfect for display showrooms, offices and kitchens these are also proving popular for replacement lighting in garages and attics due to the premium crisp light quality.

IP20 internal use only. Sleek Aluminium / Polycarbonate resistant Profile.

Slimline design just 25mm depth and 75mm width. Fully enclosed unit, pre wired at the full length. Accepts 110V and 230V power supplies.

No more tube replacing, No more starter changing, No more flickering light and energy savings up to 70% compared with fluorescents light fittings.

These LED fittings can be fitted directly to the surface or with the separately supplied suspension kit – Click Here!

Available in 2ft – 3ft – 4ft – 5ft and 6ft sizes, these fittings are quickly becoming one of our best sellers. For prices and stock availablility – CLICK HERE!

Deltech 2ft Battens – DL2BT2K

Deltech 3ft Battens – DL2BT3K

Deltech 4ft Battens – DL2BT4K

Deltech 5ft Battens – DL2BT5K

Deltech 6ft Battens – DL2BT6K