LED lamps are deservedly popular and are in high demand among the population. The leading manufacturer is the Varton group of companies, which created the well-known Gauss brand 10 years ago and gained fame in the world market of lighting products. Representative offices of the group of companies are located in eight countries of Europe, Asia and the Middle East with a central office in Moscow.
Products manufactured under the Gauss brand have a number of distinctive features. All products have a service life of up to 50 thousand hours of continuous burning and a three-year warranty. Lamps tolerate power surges well, do not heat up, do not flicker, do not blind the eyes and do not pulsate. Thanks to the variety of base / plinths, the models are fully compatible with various lighting fixtures. A wide model range allows you to choose a product of the desired shape, power, as well as the required color and size.
The presence of diplomas of numerous competitions and exhibitions, certificates and all the necessary international certificates guarantees the safe daily use of Gauss LED lamps. The products are environmentally friendly and, due to the absence of mercury and other toxic substances, does not require special disposal conditions. A well-thought-out pricing policy allows you to purchase high-class products at a low cost, which is an ideal price-quality ratio.
The presence of a high color rendering index, which is 90 points, allows products to be competitive, and in some ways even surpass eminent world brands.
The device is turned on and off instantly, no warm-up and fade-out time is required. This is achieved due to the absence of inertness, which makes it possible to widely use this type of lamps in the manufacture of traffic lights. Lamps can be operated in a temperature range from minus 20 to 40 degrees and at a mains voltage from 150 to 265 Volts. Models equipped with a driver are connected directly to the network, and those without it – through a 12 V unit. The glow angle of some products is 240 degrees. Models are available with different color temperatures: 2700 K – warm home, 4100 K – office neutral color.
Prices for various types of lamps can be characterized as follows: the G95 model with a power of 14 watts, an E 27 base, a color temperature of 2,700 K will cost 850 rubles, and a filament lamp “Filament Candle”, made in the form of a candle in the wind with a power of 5 watts and a color temperature 4 100 K – only 159 rubles.
The reflex model EB101505105, having a power of 5 W, a resource of 35 thousand hours, operating from a voltage of 220-240 V, having parameters of 2,700 K and an operating mode at temperatures from minus 25 to 50 degrees costs 189 rubles. Spherical “Elementary A 60” with frosted glass, one-year warranty, power of 15 watts and luminous efficiency of 1320 lm – 167 rubles.
The Gauss 2.5 W model, emitting warm white and yellow colors with an illumination angle of 120 degrees, having a five-year guaranteed service life and operating from a voltage of 100-240 Volts, costs only 175 rubles. A Gauss 4W lamp with a ten-year service life, a luminous efficiency of 250-270 lm and an illumination angle of 90 degrees will cost 280 rubles. The Gauss G9 dimmable daylight model with a power of 3 watts and a color temperature of 4,100 K costs 425 rubles.
Today, the following types of LED lamps are produced under the Gauss brand:
- Soffit models. Products are produced in a wide range, used in pendant and spot lamps, with GU10 and MR16 bases and a power range from 3.5 to 8 W, which is similar to halogen models with a power of 35, 50 and 75 W. The lamp consists of several bright LED elements, closed by a light-diffusing body or a plastic bulb. The driver, which converts the electric current, connects directly to the cartridge, and the radiator, installed under the LED, provides heat dissipation;
- Mirror lamps – these are models with the highest efficiency, with a luminous flux scattering angle of 120 degrees and do not bear light reflection losses. Produced in the R 50 and R 39 standard – E 14 base, and in R 63 – with E 27 base;
- General purpose lamps – these are models equipped with high-power LED chips and designed for lighting large and medium-sized rooms. Equipped with E 27 base;
- Capsule models have G 4 and G 9 base / plinths. They are used for decorative illumination of low power, not intended for main illumination;
- Decorative LED lamps have a power of no more than 6.5 watts and are used in decorative lighting or as the main lighting, but provided that several copies work at the same time;
- Dimmable lamps combine models of spotlights and decorative lamps with low power. They do not need to use a separate LED dimmer or driver, but are used in a common circuit where one dimmer is installed;
- Models with base GX 70 and GX 53 – these are lamps that are installed in the Tabiet-series ceiling spotlights. They are connected to 220 V and are produced in a color temperature of 2 700 and 4 100 K. The power of such products is 6, 8 and 12 watts, which is similar to fluorescent lamps with a power of 15, 20 and 25 watts;
- Filament lamps are lightweight and look like incandescent bulbs. Their advantage lies in the fact that the luminous flux emitted by them is scattered evenly in all directions, which distinguishes them from other types of LED lamps, in which the scattering angle is usually at the level of 180 degrees. These models heat up less and look more elegant.
How to choose?
The range of LED lamps produced under the Gauss brand is very wide, therefore, before buying this or that type of lamp, you need to determine the purpose and location of the lighting device for which the lamp is purchased..
Lamps for household lighting are represented by decorative, soffit, capsule, mirror models, as well as lamps of the GX series and general-purpose products. Each type of lamp is produced in several modifications, for example, a decorative lamp can be in the form of a candle, a ball, or it can be produced in a traditional design. This category has many options for pin and threaded plinths, made in different sizes. Dimmable pieces, also used for household lighting, have the ability to dim, which sets them apart from other types of lamps.
The most popular types of lamps for the home are the “Gauss Elementary” series, which are produced with an E 14 and E 27 base and have a low cost – from 90 to 300 rubles.
Models for administrative lighting and educational institutions are represented by all types of LED lamps used for household lighting, but taking into account the higher brightness and power, which is necessary for lighting sports and assembly halls, classrooms and auditoriums.
The glow of LED lamps is comfortable for perception by visual analyzers. Eyesight is not harmed by continuous gazing at the lamp while it is operating. Based on the tests carried out by specialists, it was found that the soft lighting created by this type of lamp reduces the physiological fatigue of schoolchildren and students. This may serve as a reason for recommending the use of such lamps in educational institutions..
Scientists believe that the light spectrum of LED light sources is closest to natural. It does not affect the volume of accommodation, an indicator that indicates the condition of the eye muscles. This is the main superiority of LEDs over fluorescent devices. It should also be noted the ability of bright lighting, which LED models have, to provide a certain tonic effect..
Lamps for use in warehouses and utility rooms are characterized by high luminous flux and high durability. Represented by the series “Iron Lens”, “Iron Argo” and “Strong”. For sales areas, you can use point and bright sources with scattering light series “R-Line”, “G-Line”, “GR” and “DL”.
The resistance of LED lamps to extreme conditions allows them to be installed in conditions of high humidity and high temperatures. The lamps can be used under running water, which allows them to be installed in washing rooms, as well as in Russian baths and Finnish saunas, where the temperature reaches 120 degrees.
With the help of LED lamps in the bath and sauna room, you can create a unique atmosphere, which is achieved by the play of light and shadow and a wide variety of colors. But when installing, you need to take into account the fact that the LED lighting is bright enough, so in order not to create discomfort for vacationers, you need to place lamps behind the backs of visitors. It is also recommended to use special diffuser screens or lampshades, which will muffle the intensity of the flow..
LED models for street lighting have become widely used due to energy saving properties. For example, in Germany and Austria, since 2012, only LED lamps have been used, which have adequately replaced sodium models. A similar trend can be seen in other developed countries that use their own energy resources carefully..
Lanterns and floodlights with LED lamps are used at railway stations, highways, when illuminating parks and squares. Private sector owners also often use LEDs both for the main lighting of their households and for decorative illumination of the facade or landscape design objects. Thanks to them, beautiful illumination of fountains and ponds is created, and it also becomes possible to highlight curbs and protective fences..
How to connect?
When connecting lighting products, you must follow some safety rules. First, you must first de-energize the room. In case of a lack of illumination when installing the device, you need to use a portable light source or a flashlight. Then you need to check the purchased LED lamps for compatibility of the base with the socket. After that, you need to install the luminaire, securely fixing it at the same time on the supporting surface with the help of fasteners.
Next, you need to screw or insert the lamp into the socket, depending on the type of base, check the reliability of fixation and only then turn on the power supply in the room. Then you need to turn on the lighting device, checking its operation, and after that, having previously de-energized the system, proceed to fixing the outer plafond or lampshade.
After completing the installation, turn on the power and check the operation of the device again..
Consumers who use LED lamps of the famous Gauss brand characterize the products in different ways.
Of the advantages, a large assortment is noted, which allows you to choose a lamp model for almost any lighting fixture, including both main lighting fixtures and auxiliary lighting elements. Also, there is an even luminous flux, the absence of flickering and pulsation, which allows the use of lamps for constant use without the risk of impairing eyesight. The energy-saving ability of products is also noted, which allows you to significantly save electricity and the ability to purchase budget models.
Bright and even illumination of the premises and the possible adjustment of the intensity on some models, also noted by consumers.
The disadvantages of Gauss LED lamps include the fact of burnout, which occurs earlier than the period specified in the guarantee. Buyers complain about the failure of the lighting device for several months to a year, despite the specified three-year period. There is also a high price for some types of lamps..
In this video you will find a Gauss LED lamp test.