First LED downlight bulb to replace halogen

News /
12 April 2011
First LED downlight bulb to replace halogen

Thanks to Australian LED lighting company, Brightgreen Pty Ltd, halogen downlights can now be replaced with LEDs without electricians converting electronic transformers.

After three years of local R&D, Brightgreen have developed the DR700; the world’s first LED replacement bulb that is as bright as a halogen and compatible with all existing transformers.

Top 5 features and benefits:

  • Matches a halogen on brightness
  • 5 times more efficient then halogen
  • 3 year warranty
  • 0-100% dimming range
  • 100% transformer compatibility

At 720.9 lumens and only 10.5 watts, the DR700 requires only a quarter of the power of halogen, without compromising on light output or brightness. The DR700 is long lasting (thirty years) and is dimmable, working with normal leading and trailing edge dimmers as well as home automated systems.

Like all Brightgreen products, the DR700 was developed in Australia and built for Australian conditions. The light is UV free and includes a temperature monitoring system, preventing any risk of fire. The light is guaranteed by a three year warranty.

Adopting the DR700 in commercial and residential settings will have the flow on effects of reduced energy consumption, reduced toxicity production and significantly reduced consumption cycles of light bulbs. All core objectives for Brightgreen.

“We wanted to offer the market something that was bright enough but also made tough, for Australian building and climate conditions.” Brightgreen CEO, David O’Driscoll said.

The DR700 will be launched at this year’s DesignEX in April, where Brightgreen was awarded Best Product for it’s D900 LED downlight last year.


Brightgreen supplies energy-efficient LED lighting including direct lighting, indirect lighting, task lighting, accent lighting and projection lighting.

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