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Gadget Guy: LED lighting

Published: 8:21AM Thursday August 30, 2012 Source: ONE News

Philips LED myVision Bulbs

This is a new innovation - a range of LED bulbs designed to fit into standard bayonet or screw fit light sockets. 

The new myVision LED bulbs consume 6W or 9.5W of power and emit light output similar to standard 40W or 60W incandescent bulbs, respectively. Designed to resemble a traditional frosted light bulb all Philips LEDs are mercury-free and produce high quality natural shades of white light.

Philips LED light bulbs use up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last 15-25 times longer.  With lighting making up around 12% of the average New Zealand home's electricity bill, converting to energy efficient lighting is one simple and effective way to reduce overall energy consumption.

Price: $19.99
Availability: At Bunnings and Lighting Direct stores.
Website: http://www.philips.co.nz/c/led-light-bulbs/14930/cat/

BellsandWhistles.co.nz MonkeyLectric Spoke Lights

MonkeyLectric spoke lights are fast becoming a must-have bike accessory for urban cycle enthusiasts throughout the world. Designed and launched in USA in 2007, MonkeyLectric lights have added a new dimension to urban cycling through cutting edge digital art and style, whilst improving overall riding visibility and safety at the same time.

The Monkey light includes 20 themes with hundreds of colour combinations. The 10 LED light board hooks to 2 of your spokes using 3 point zip ties and attaches to a hub-mounted 3AA battery pack.

Price: Currently on sale for $66.30 per unit
Available from: Online bike store bellsandwhistles.co.nz
Website: http://www.bellsandwhistles.co.nz/shop/monkeylectric-m210-lights/>

LED Lenser X14 Torch

What is about blokes and torches? This is one of my must have guy-toys (and if that's not a hint for Father's Day I don't know what is).

The new LED Lenser X14 is seriously bright. We're talking 450 lumens of brightness with an astounding 350 metre range. This brightness is achieved through the unique torch head that has two light sources, producing a pair of beams that converge into a super-concentrated light cone.

The torch features technical advancements such as the Advanced Focus System which means you can easily switch between a broad floodlight and sharply focused long distance beam.  It also features Smart Light Technology, which means you can customize the torch to your needs by choosing between two energy modes and three light programmes with up to eight light functions.

Price: $299.00
Distributor: Tight Lines, (06) 843 6388 or e-mail service@tightlines.co.nz Available from: All good hunting and fishing shops
Website: http://www.tightlines.co.nz/ViewProduct.aspx?ProdID=9595&GroupID=4153&BrandCode=LL

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.

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