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Brilliance LED

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by worx, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. worx

    worx LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Has anyone tried there product and if so what is your opinion?
  2. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,533

    I was completely underwhelmed with their SCB replacements. Very dim compared to standard incandescents. Less output than a 93 but for some reason they call it an 1156.
  3. Let There Be Light

    Let There Be Light LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    Please allow me to address what is an 1156. Regardless of if it is an incandescent or LED, it is simply a base of a lamp. Has nothing to do with light output.
  4. heathbar0

    heathbar0 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    I have used the 1.1 watt Bi-pins and the 3 watt MR-16's.

    The Bi-pins are about 20% dimmer.... They are 1.1 watts.... Compared to a 20 watt incandescent.

    The MR-16's: No difference in light output than a regular 35 watt incandescent MR 16 bulb.

    Overall very happy with the product and service from Brilliance LED, good guy's over there.


    I noticed there are two similar websites, this is the company I am referring to.
  5. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,533

    No offense Steve, but since you are selling these things, you should know better. An 1156 SCB refers to a 21w incandescent Single Contact Bayonet base lamp.

    The base of these lamps are "SCB" or "Single Contact Bayonet", otherwise known as a BA15s. The number applied to them is a reference to the filament type, wattage, and application... typically in the automotive industry.

    There are a number of incandescent SCB lamps on the market, including but not limited to: 89 (6.8W), 93 (12W), 1141 (15.6W), 1156 (21.2W), 1195 (35.4W), etc.

    The Dynasty "1156" that Brilliance offers is somewhere between an 89 and a 93 in output and therefore NOT a good choice for retrofitting a job where you have existing 1141s or 1156s because they simply (a lot) dimmer.

    They would probably work just fine if you were installing a new job and spacing your fixtures a lot closer than normal.
  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,533

    I have no experience with their bi-pins.

    My experience with their SCB seems to be backed by the actual numbers published by Dynasty. Compare to Nightscaping's lamp chart below:

    According to their own spec sheet, the Dynasty SCB produces some 65 Lm of light.


    Meanwhile, according to the Nightscaping lamp chart, (multiplying rated Candlepower x 12.57), an 89 SCB puts out 53 Lm, a 93 SCB puts out about 141 Lm. An 1156 SCB on the other hand puts out 301 Lm.

  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    I would LOVE to see a 3w LED that has no difference in light output from a 35w MR16 lamp that is PROPERLY volted. If you swapped the lamps and had the same output I am banking with the 35w lamp in there you were somewhere south of 10v

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