Spar Hotel breakfast area using Philips’ 7W GU10 MASTER LED lamp with DimTone
Philips has launched DimTone, a breakthrough LED lamp-dimming feature for the hospitality industry. It allows facility managers to balance the creation of a warm and inviting atmosphere in spaces such as bars, restaurants, lobbies and conferences with demands to reduce energy consumption and realize financial savings.
Philips’ 7W GU10 MASTER LED lamp with DimTone has been developed to address these requirements, recognizing the need to provide a solution for spaces with high daily light-burning hours while also retaining a welcoming and cozy atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
Regular LED lamp-dimming reduces the intensity of the light output but not the color temperature, which remains constant when dimmed. This is perfectly suitable for many applications.
But with DimTone, the color temperature is also reduced as the lamp is dimmed. This creates a warm, intimate lighting effect at lower intensities, identical to the ‘sunset’ effect of a dimmed halogen or incandescent lamp.
With 24/7 operations, the hospitality sector could realize significant savings, too. Currently 42% of energy usage comes from lighting, of which 70% is inefficient. DimTone will improve the bottom line as well as enhance the guest’s experience.
Philips’ 7W GU10 MASTER LED lamp with DimTone has already been introduced in the Spar Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden – replacing 130 50W Halogen GU10 lamps in the breakfast area of the hotel, reducing the cost of lighting this area by 82% with a pay-back of one and half years based on 12 burning hours a day.
In addition to energy savings and innovative ambience creation possibilities, the 7W GU10 MASTER LED lamp with DimTone has a significantly longer life span than traditional lighting solutions, lasting 40,000 hours in comparison with a halogen lamp’s 2000 hours life span. This reduces the need to replace spot lights and consequently lowers maintenance costs.
I saw that Patrick Smith (product manager in North America) had commented on a similar question on Innovations in Light on LinkedIn.
He said, ''We are evaluating the release an EnduraLED lamp with DimTone in the US. Please stay tuned...''
I see you are in the USA. I, too am curious about the future of DimTone here in the USA and the answer to my similar question was that it is not available here yet, In a LinkedIn forum back a while, I asked who might be interested in this sort of lamp. I thought many homeowners would reply. Instead, I saw (and had personal contacts from) restaurants and night clubs, mostly commercial establishments that want to set a "mood".
As to your other question, I am told it is not a full-color (RGB) lamp but instead it white with another color LED, presummably amber, used to "warm it up" as the dimming occurs. I could be incorrect about that but the 4 LEDs surrounding a central LED seem to point that way.
I'm a Vietnamese, living in Vietnam. In the registration form, they do not provide region for my country, so I got another one is USA.
About this product, right at the first words, they said "Philips has launched DimTone, a breakthrough LED lamp-dimming feature for the hospitality industry". So, I suppose the customer for this product may be only the owner of hospitality facilities, such as bar, restaurant, spa,... Of course, home owner can choose if they have a definite aim design.
Well, we should certainly fix that!
I know LED lighting has really taken off in parts of China (I believe especially the big cities) and Japan, but personally don't know much about the market in Vietnam. Do you see LED lamps there or is it unusual and if you do, which lamp types are popular?
As to the hospitality industry tag, a lamp may be inspired by a request from a particular industry, and may not end up in "consumer channels' but it should still be available to anyone in the country it is sold in, at electrical or lighting distributors.
I hope they appear here in the USA. I can think of several businesses where dim lights with their very warm glow are a important part of the application or effect they are trying to create.
I can see Led luminaires in Vietnam, but not many places. I suppose that price of Led from well-known manufacturers is still quite hight for this market. So, some Chinese company have sent their cheap products into. Or, another way, some domestic companies import Led chip from Osram, Philips for their luminaires.
Hi Don and Anh,
First of, Dimtone is a great new product. Just like you Don, based on that discussion on Linkedin, i would have expected a lot of interest from both professional users, but also very much from consumers!
Of course DimTone is at the moment onloy available on the MasterLEDspot GU10. This makes it that the demand is great from hospitality at the moment as they use this type of lamp a lot.
I think many if not almost all consumers at the moment don't know DimTone even excists. Also the type of lamp has a role in this. Most consumers will use the A60 LED lamp at the moment if they buy a LED lamp.
The A60 Endura LED bulb will be a great lamp to incorporate DimTone because of this reason. It most likely will be a matter of time when that will be available on market. Also in North America Don ;-)
Hi again Thomas,
Thanks for your comment.
I really would like to see this and given the option or some sort of marketing probe, I think an interest in this part would appear here in the USA.
Because it is a 2-channel design, ie. there is one or more red or amber LEDs used in-conjunction with the royal blue rebel LEDs that excite the remote phosphor in the A19 lamps (there is a 17W, 75W equiv. now too), you need a power supply that supports and controls two LED strings. And perhaps reacts to dimming differently to push the spectrum toward red end as you dim. That adds cost, plain and simple. This is the reason it appears in the professional market first.
My understanding is that US introduction is being considered but no firm plan exists yet, but they don't tell me everything!
A great point Thomas.
Actually, our candle lamp is a dual channel lamp, but the red channel does not dim to red at this time. It maintains the color-temperature over dimming. So the circuitry can fit with difficulty in even small lamps. Of course that is all power-level dependant. The candle is a mere 3W, not 12.5 or 17 like our A-lamps.
Thats good ,as we can maek that kind spotlight ,and we have LED Rechargeable bulb,Emergency bulb ,when power cut can use 6hours
DC AC Bulb,USB Bulb ,