Verbatim becomes first major brand to market retrofit energy-saving LED lamps with UK bayonet fittings

Oct 13th, 2011
Date Announced: 13 Oct 2011

Eschborn – Verbatim announces two new LED lamps designed for the most popular UK sockets, the B22 bayonet fitting. Verbatim, a division of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, is the first major brand to offer these Classic A style LED lamps, which offer 75% energy savings over traditional incandescent bulbs and have a service life of 35,000 hours, around 50 times that of a conventional bulb. To date, most LED lamp manufacturers have only introduced products with screw fittings to address the larger continental European market, or spotlights, both of which Verbatim also manufactures.

There are two B22 lamps, a 6.5W model designed to replace 25W incandescent light bulbs and an 10W version for replacing 40W bulbs. Both offer a warm white light with colour temperatures of 2700K and 3000K respectively. They are dimmable using standard dimmers and have a colour rendering index (CRI) of 80. An 8W version will be announced later this year.

All Verbatim LED lamps are based on phosphor coatings applied to blue LEDs. This creates a broad spectrum of white light. Lenses within the fixtures focus the light and built-in electrical circuits drive the LEDs efficiently, enabling initial costs to be recovered through energy savings and the exceptionally long service life of the lamps.

In Europe, lighting in homes and businesses accounts for about 20% of all electricity consumption, so conversion to LED lighting has a significant impact on enegy usage and carbon footprint. Unlike CFLs, which contain mercury, LED lamps do not contain hazardous materials.

Verbatim LED lamps are available through whoesale and retail outlets. Recommended retail prices start at £21.99 each, depending on the product.

About Verbatim
Since 1969, Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage technology – from Floppy Disks and Magneto-Optical storage media, CD and DVD formats to the latest High Definition media Blu-ray. Moreover, Verbatim offers high quality products in the field of Portable USB Drives, Flash Memory Cards, SSD and External Hard Drives in 4,57cm (1,8“) Pocket, 6,35cm (2,5“) Portable and 8,89cm (3,5“) Desktop-Format as well as a broad variety of computer Accessories. Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Group and benefits from the outstanding research and development department. With these innovations Verbatim has played a key role in shaping the storage media market. Ultra-strict quality controls during the manufacturing process ensure the high quality of Verbatim’s products, which have been the winners of numerous international comparative tests. The company is the worldwide market leader for Optical Media. For more information, please visit www.verbatim-europe.com.

Since 2010 Verbatim has also started to participate on the global lighting energy-efficiant LED/OLED lighting market, based on core technologies provided by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.

Contact
Maria Csilics Verbatim GmbH Duesseldorfer Strasse 13 65760 Eschborn Tel: +49 (0)6196-9001-30

E-mail:mcsilics@verbatim-europe.com

Web Site:www.verbatim-europe.com

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