LED Lighting: Cost effective? We’re going to try it…

Jim Reid of Caribbean LED Lighting Inc. says that LED lamps can save up to 80% on electricity, are safe, environmentally friendly and don’t spread mercury and all those other nasty chemicals like the florescent bulbs do when they break.

Okay, Jim… we’ll give your product a try and report back to our readers in a few months.

Caribbean LED Lighting Inc.

Caribbean LED Lighting Inc (CLL) was born out of a passion for all things environmental, reducing our carbon footprint and helping our Customers do the same. That is why we focused on LED lighting.

Headquartered in Barbados and with distribution locations in Grand Cayman, Jamaica , St Kitts and Grenada we manufacture, assemble, distribute and sell LED lighting across the Caribbean and Central America’s.

Phone: 246-621-0092

e-mail: sales@caribbeanledlighting.com



Filed under Barbados, Energy, Environment

23 responses to “LED Lighting: Cost effective? We’re going to try it…

  1. X

    I tried calling and got no answer. Does anyone know if their showroom has the lighting products on display? I’ve found the colour of some LED lights to sometimes be off putting and would want to see before I buy.

  2. robert ross

    In my (limited) experience at Carlton and Super Centre standard light bulbs cannot be obtained. Moreover, the LED bulbs that are available are the screw type and not bayonet, or, if the latter, their output is less that 100w – so no-one can really ‘see’ anyway. And yes, X, I find the LED’s too sharp unless heavily shaded. But then…where do you fix the shade on them? I am told (at Hammerhead Hardware) that standard light bulbs will soon be unobtainable. Why?

  3. what will they think of next

    BFP, please mention the great dangers of LED lighting.

  4. Hi, Our office hours are 8am to 4pm and I apologize if your call was not answered. LED lamps come in a range of fittings and color temperatures. depending on the application and whether it is task, accent or ambient lighting that is is required will determine the color temperature. Our LED lamps range from 2500K to 6500K in color temperature. i.e. warm white to cool white. Please feel free to call if you require any further info. 621-0092 office or 836-6747 cell.
    Jim Reid


    Why don’t you do your homework and provide the reader with a link like most bloggers?

  6. what will they think of next

    I have, but it says, “Your comment is awaiting moderation. “. Go figure.

  7. X

    This Jim Reid guy must be a joker. No answer on their telephone for a second day and no response to my question above. What a missed opportunity to use a very popular blog to build on their marketing.

  8. What number are you calling? The office has been manned since 7.30 am this morning. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have here is my office number 621-0092 and my cell 836-6747

  9. St George's Dragon

    @ Jim Reid
    Do you have any plans to expand the website?
    I am probably in the same position as a lot of people in that I have a whole range of different bulb base sizes, fitting types and ratings and rather than have to make an inventry of them and come to the office, it would be much simpler for me to be able to see immediately whether a retailer (you!) has a particular type available.
    For example I have been trying to find some candelabra size screw base LED bulbs with a 25W incandescent equivalent rating for a while. Your website promises a complete range but the details are not there.

  10. Our full website will be launched later this month. In the meantime we would be happy to work directly with you to help you find the right LED solution. Right now we have E27 screw base lamps, MR16 and GU10 base lamps. We do not have a a candelabra type lamp LED replacement in our portfolio. We also have LED T8 replacements for florescent tubes and a range of waterproof and landscape lighting plus security lighting.

  11. X

    6210092. glad to see a response here though. do you have a showroom where I can see these bulbs in action?

  12. 51

    Bayonet? Someone spoke about bayonet fittings?
    Maybe they should be changed right away to modern screw-types…

  13. We have a showroom at our factory and offices at 36 Trinity Court, Warrens Ind. Park, St Michael.

  14. Wayne Straughn

    Hello BFP, how did your trial go?
    I’m very keen on being energy efficient myself, but I’m not sure LED lights are quite ready yet… In my opinion given their comparatively high cost, you would be better off buying the compact florescent bulbs in most cases… For example: Price Smart’s online web site has a 60Watt equiv LED bulb (12.5 w) for BDS $149.99 which is rated for 30,000 hours, while you could get an 60watt equiv CFL bulb (14w) for ~Bds $5 with a 7000 hour rated life span… so I could buy 30 CFLs with a total rated life of 210,000 hours for the same amount of money which could buy one LED bulb at current prices… I was think of converting to LED bulbs , but clearly they still need a few more years before they can take over from CFLs..

  15. Hi Wayne, thanks for your comments. LED lights have come a long way in recent years and are now a very compelling option to CFL or incandescent lighting. We sell a 7.5 watt LED bulb that is equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent bulb or a 15 watt CFL. It is rated for 50,000+hours and we guarantee the bulb for 5 years. The cost is $46.71 plus VAT. We also sell 3 watt MR16 bulbs for the same price that compare to a 35 watt MR16. The light from these bulbs (we actually call them lamps) is very effective and they come in various Kelvin temperatures from warm white (2800K) to natural white (4250K) to cool white (6000K). They are dimmable and when dimmed they retain their color temperature. Finally, they do not contain mercury or phosphorus or any toxic material and are fully recyclable. Just make sure you buy a UL rated and CE approved product, that way you will know that you are getting a quality product independently rated to an internationally accredited standard.

    It’s really important to compare apples with apples.

    The savings you will achieve are significant over traditional lighting.

  16. Nostradamus

    @Jim Reid
    “We sell a 7.5 watt LED bulb that is equivalent to a 60 watt incandescent bulb or a 15 watt CFL”

    What is the light output in Lumens of your above mentioned 7.5 watt LED lamp?

  17. Wayne Straughn

    Hello Jim

    Thank you for your quick response. I’m already using 14w CFL s , but that 7.5 w LED is sounding quite interesting, ~$55 for a 60w equivalent light , but using 7.5w is pretty good, I think I’d like buy one to test out.

  18. Hi Nostradamus, our A19 7.5 watt LED produces over 680 lumens. However, the effective lighting is even better because LED’s produce photonics light which is almost the same as sunlight. CFL and fluorescent produce skotonic light which does not match sunlight. Come in to our factory show room and have a look for your self.

  19. Hi Wayne, Thank you. I think it would be a good idea to try our LED lamps. Since this blog first started I am not aware of any trial taking place. However, a large number of companies have purchased our LED lamps and are saving money while providing a better lighting environment for their Customers and staff. They all seem very happy.

    Kind regards

  20. Nostradamus

    You may not meet EU standards with the claim that your 7.5w = a 60 w tungsten but you are not too far off @ 680 lumens.


    “On 1 September 2010, European Union legislation came into force mandating that lighting equipment must be labelled primarily in terms of lumens, instead of watts of electricity consumed.[5] This change is a result of the EU’s Eco-design Directive for Energy-using Products (EuP).[6] For example, according to the European Union standard, an energy-efficient bulb that claims to be the equivalent of a 60 W tungsten bulb must have a minimum light output of 700-750 lumens.[7]”

  21. Wayne Straughn

    @ Nostradamus Thanks for the info, lumens isn’t all there is to it I suspect , but it’s good to know what the standard should be. Personally i can’t stand the so called “warm soft light” CFLs no matter what their lumens output… i mistakenly purchases a pack of 8 of them … they’re rated 825 lumens but I just can’t use them..

  22. Nostradamus

    Wayne, the “warm soft light” you refer to has to do with the colour temperature. Typically CFL will be 6400K which is very “white” or “daylight” or 2700K which is “warm” and approximates to your standard light bulb which is actually quite “warm and soft” and “yellowish”. Whether you use 2700K or 6400K depends on the application. Generally for living room and bedroom etc 2700K “warm is used and for bathroom, kitched, laundry room and security 6400K “daylight” is used. However it’s a personal prererence.