ToLEDo Retro wins Which? ‘Best Buy’ rating

July 28, 2016

(UK) – Sylvania has been recognised by consumer champion Which? and achieved a ‘Best Buy’ rating for its innovative ToLEDo Retro A60 dimmable 5.5W lamp.

The lamp replicates the look and feel of traditional incandescent and halogen lights, whilst offering the same sparkling lit effect. It also provides end-users with energy savings and a lamp that lasts up to fifteen times longer than the traditional incandescent lamp.

Which? summed up the lamp in its verdict remarking that “this filament LED has an old-fashioned look but is bright and energy efficient.” The team at Which? tested a range of lamps from various manufacturers including two from the Sylvania ToLEDo Retro range. As well as the 5.5W version, Which? also examined the 7.5W model and commented that this lamp was the brightest lamp they had tested.

“We are thrilled to received a Best Buy accolade from Which?,” said Anuj Vasu, Senior Product Manager for Feilo Sylvania. “This is testament to the strength of our research and development programme which has ensured we have designed an LED filament lamp that truly replicates the form and lit effect of a traditional incandescent lamp. It is great to be recognised by such a well-known and trusted industry body and it validates the hard work that has gone into creating the ToLEDo Retro lamp range.”

The ToLEDo Retro range includes 76 models with 32 dimmable and 44 non-dimmable; the largest selection available on the market. Available in GLS, Candle, Ball, ST64 and Globe shapes, the ToLEDo Retro lamps now offer a comprehensive range of colour temperatures – MagmaGlow (1,700K), Candlelight (2,200K and 2,400K) and Homelight (2,700K) – to create the perfect setting in any environment.

The lamps utilise innovative Filament Chip Technology (FCT) that ensures a 300° omni-directional light distribution that is similar to incandescent and provides a sparkling lit effect. FCT also guarantees a cooler burning temperature compared to standard LED lamps and excellent heat dissipation. The combination of a high performance FCT, linear LED filament construction and premium gas-fill creates a truly ground-breaking lamp with up to 116lm/W for dimmable 134lm/W for non-dimmable types.

With dimmable and non-dimmable options as standard, the ToLEDo Retro is the first of its type to achieve up to A++ Energy ratings. The entire range also delivers best-in-class lumen efficacy to help reduce CO2 emissions. Customers can benefit from a payback period of less than one year with up to 92% reductions in energy consumption, making the ToLEDo Retro ideal in both style and performance. The dimmable models have also been extensively tested to ensure they can be dimmed smoothly from 100% to 10%.