How to Select Lamps Images Courtesy of Newark / element 14 Lamps are replaceable light source components that emit incoherent light from electricity. When selecting products, buyers should understand the different types of lamps, product specifications, and lamp performance. Types of Lamps The five most common types of lamps found in the GlobalSpec SpecSearch database are fluorescent, halogen, incandescent, LED, and HID lamps. Fluorescent lamps are high-efficiency devices that use the...
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Q & A on Lamps

We asked our users for their input on Lamps. Here are the results of 86 users familiar with Lamps.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing lamp design?
12 answers
Answers:
Polymeric sciences, full-spectrum health & wellness understandings relations to physical & mental processes
~Rik R, I solve problems, and fix things &/or make them better, Thorsby, Canada
Varieties of long usage bulbs as used in the modern car. This lifts the light and has long life.
~Brian S, Have other project to finish soon,., Christchurch, New Zealand
Led and Oled, Flexible light panels, Intelligent displays
~Builder/Contractor, Stockton, CA
1. Power LED lamps versus cost. 2. Inductive lamps.
~ADRIAN MORUZI, RETAIRED ELECTRONICS ENGINEER,, BRASOV, ROMANIA
LED technologies maybe... Flexible lamp...
~Satrio Hadi Suryono, Architect, Surabaya, Indonesia
Power supply Cooling accessories
~Goran P, Research & Development, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Induction lighting
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
Led development
~Darius G, General Management, Cheste, Spain
LED lighting
~Naga Bhushana, Manufacturer, Bangalore, India
LED
~ANTHONY P, Purchaser, WALDORF, MD
LED
~Anazion Cordeiro, Purchaser, Atlanta, GA
LED
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative lamps?
11 answers
Answers:
I haven't seen anything actually 'innovative' since automotive application, or the recent trend of 'grow lites' designed and built to get $ from the trend followers.
~Rik R, I solve problems, and fix things &/or make them better, Thorsby, Canada
Matsushita, Philips, General Electric, Osram, Hong Yuan
~ADRIAN MORUZI, RETAIRED ELECTRONICS ENGINEER,, BRASOV, ROMANIA
Motor vehicle head light systems.
~Brian S, Have other project to finish soon,., Christchurch, New Zealand
Many Chinese Companies.
~Anazion Cordeiro, Purchaser, Atlanta, GA
Sylvania, Eiko, Phillips
~ANTHONY P, Purchaser, WALDORF, MD
Korean made products
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
Philips, Osram Cree
~Builder/Contractor, Stockton, CA
Phillips
~Satrio Hadi Suryono, Architect, Surabaya, Indonesia
Chinese
~Naga Bhushana, Manufacturer, Bangalore, India
Philips
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA
Cree
~Goran P, Research & Development, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used lamps for?
17 answers
Answers:
Broad wide coverage in workshop. Need to re-build the unit using more light coverage.
~Brian S, Have other project to finish soon,., Christchurch, New Zealand
Surveillance, security, entryway, workbench, home decor, fiber optical inspections
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA
Residential, aquarium/terr., horticultural, automotive, UV marking purposes
~Rik R, I solve problems, and fix things &/or make them better, Thorsby, Canada
Street lighting, commercial establishments and residential applications.
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
Light and traffic control; economy, duration of life and voltage supply.
~ADRIAN MORUZI, RETAIRED ELECTRONICS ENGINEER,, BRASOV, ROMANIA
Machine condition, Machine controls, Manufacturing lighting
~Builder/Contractor, Stockton, CA
Residential, commercial, industrial customers
~Marketing/Sales, Thunder bay, Canada
Furniture lighting, rooms lighting, CPU lighting
~Satrio Hadi Suryono, Architect, Surabaya, Indonesia
Canopy lighting, road lighting, security lighting.
~ANTHONY P, Purchaser, WALDORF, MD
Residential, Industrial and Street LED Lamps.
~Anazion Cordeiro, Purchaser, Atlanta, GA
Need one for acupuncture to replace moxa
~Research & Development, Tea Gardens, Australia
For home and factory lighting
~Naga Bhushana, Manufacturer, Bangalore, India
Retail & domestic supply
~Purchasing, TEIGNMOUTH, Great Britain
Interior and exterior
~Darius G, General Management, Cheste, Spain
Lamps for UV machine
~Purchasing, Thailand, Thailand
Night lamp
~Goran P, Research & Development, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Heating
~Engineering, Process/Production, Southport, Australia

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that lamps have been used for.
10 answers
Answers:
Well, you can put them in a sling to shoot birds, but if you use them as a light source I don´t think there is something like a non-standard application, some are just more common than others.
~Darius G, General Management, Cheste, Spain
LED design with non-standard voltage supply - for African countries (nongrid voltage supply).
~ADRIAN MORUZI, RETAIRED ELECTRONICS ENGINEER,, BRASOV, ROMANIA
Still a lot to do be done on units that work in a range.
~Brian S, Have other project to finish soon,., Christchurch, New Zealand
Use it for car tires or motorcycle tires...
~Satrio Hadi Suryono, Architect, Surabaya, Indonesia
Humidity control, as in a display cabinet.
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA
Lamps are used in green houses for plants.
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
Replace moxa for acupuncture
~Research & Development, Tea Gardens, Australia
Sorry, my ideas-my futures.
~Rik R, I solve problems, and fix things &/or make them better, Thorsby, Canada
All already covered
~Goran P, Research & Development, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Public Lighting.
~Anazion Cordeiro, Purchaser, Atlanta, GA

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of lamps?
6 answers
Answers:
There's a lot especially in tunnel lighting that caused tragic deaths all over the world.
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
In cold climates, fluorescents are poor for on-demand lighting due to the warm-up time.
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA
USING 100W LAMPS IN CELLING FIXTURES ,WILL HARM YOUR HOUSE WIREING
~ANTHONY P, Purchaser, WALDORF, MD
Some wicked-bad 'tanning' burns. Just imagine the worst parts...
~Rik R, I solve problems, and fix things &/or make them better, Thorsby, Canada
Lamps fuse off due to loose contact of the electrical switch.
~Naga Bhushana, Manufacturer, Bangalore, India
Lack of durability, due to incorrect use of supply voltage.
~ADRIAN MORUZI, RETAIRED ELECTRONICS ENGINEER,, BRASOV, ROMANIA

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
12 answers
Answers:
Units of smaller bulbs and systems. I am very close to achieving this for wide uses for small to larger system.
~Brian S, Have other project to finish soon,., Christchurch, New Zealand
DIY kits with quality, affordable materials, and "end-user" engineering considerations.
~Rik R, I solve problems, and fix things &/or make them better, Thorsby, Canada
Inductive lamps with under 50 W power (220V / 12 V supply) .
~ADRIAN MORUZI, RETAIRED ELECTRONICS ENGINEER,, BRASOV, ROMANIA
Relatively long life and energy savings.
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
Affordable, Integrated power supply
~Builder/Contractor, Stockton, CA
In house power generator for lamps.
~Naga Bhushana, Manufacturer, Bangalore, India
Last longer, color rendition
~ANTHONY P, Purchaser, WALDORF, MD
True values in specs sheets
~Darius G, General Management, Cheste, Spain
High Lux with little watt
~Satrio Hadi Suryono, Architect, Surabaya, Indonesia
Lower purchase cost
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA
Better Prices.
~Anazion Cordeiro, Purchaser, Atlanta, GA
Efficiency
~Goran P, Research & Development, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using lamps?
10 answers
Answers:
Find someone who knows how to accommodate your needs. If you don't know specifics about your requirements, find a 'hard-knocks graduate', not 'lighting-feryermoney'
~Rik R, I solve problems, and fix things &/or make them better, Thorsby, Canada
Look for low power consumption without compromising the lumen.
~Naga Bhushana, Manufacturer, Bangalore, India
Keep up with the latest and greatest, this industry is moving fast.
~Builder/Contractor, Stockton, CA
Unless you use a lot of energy, wait for cheaper LEDs.
~Goran P, Research & Development, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Always check for quality and relative long life.
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
Make sure you know what you really need.
~Darius G, General Management, Cheste, Spain
Buy the lamp that meets your need.
~ANTHONY P, Purchaser, WALDORF, MD
Perform a cost/ use analysis
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA
Compare Cost/Saving.
~Anazion Cordeiro, Purchaser, Atlanta, GA
Generally not.
~ADRIAN MORUZI, RETAIRED ELECTRONICS ENGINEER,, BRASOV, ROMANIA

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of lamps?
8 answers
Answers:
Right selection of lumen i.e. wattage depending on the usage, like studying, kitchen, hall, bed room etc.
~Naga Bhushana, Manufacturer, Bangalore, India
Try to create ambience, light allows us to see things, but we can use it to see them in a nice way.
~Darius G, General Management, Cheste, Spain
Always check the manufacturers brand and careful evaluation of lamps.
~Roberto V, Research & Development, Manila, Philippines
Consider the maintenance cost vs lamp life time.
~Mark F, Builder/Contractor, Barstow, CA
Try not to use a lamp of too large wattage.
~ANTHONY P, Purchaser, WALDORF, MD
Technical Advice and Good Projects.
~Anazion Cordeiro, Purchaser, Atlanta, GA
Use more than one or two references.
~Builder/Contractor, Stockton, CA
Always test before buying.
~Goran P, Research & Development, Belgrade, Yugoslavia


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