|Model:||Relax 60W Warm White|
|Application:||General Lighting - Atmospheric|
|Wattage:||60W (59W Measured)|
|Diameter (max):||60mm (DC60 lamp shape)|
|Bulb/Tube material:||Glass. Warm White Micro-particle inner coating.|
|Colour Temperature:||Warm White - precise temperature not stated|
|Peak output wavelength:||N/A - Broadband emission|
|Total light output:||580Lm (9.67Lm/W)|
|Rated lifetime:||Not stated|
|Operating voltage:||230V AC|
|Cost (original):||£1.69 in Q2 2006 from Central Milton Keynes Sainsbury's Supermarket|
|Place of manufacture:||France|
|Date of manufacture:||Unknown - Code h588 present on lamp crown.|
|Related Pages:||Osram Active 60W|
It appears that Osram here is up to something a bit interesting here, selling "light" rather than lamps. The "Active" and "Relax" lamps are part of a range of colour temperature corrected lamps available in a variety of styles. The Relax lamp is a lamp with improved red/yellow output (actually - it's the blue output that's attenuated). This means that it's a very warm light, ideal for use in places like dining rooms or lounge areas where an relaxed mood is desirable. The Active lamp on the other hand has an attenuated red output, producing a more neutral white light, idea for working areas like utility rooms, garages, or for use in desk lights. I imagine though, due to the attenuation of the red on the Active lamp, that the efficacy will have taken rather a pounding, as relatively it will be filtering out rather a lot of light.
Basically speaking, this is simply a slightly more modern version of the old "Warm white" coloured lamps which you used to be able to find anywhere and everywhere. Only real difference here, is that Osram have come up with a new type of powder coating which appears to have a more tightly controlled grain structure, and a consequently higher transmission efficiency. I don't believe it's a huge difference, but as with any incandescent lighting, any efficiency gain is something to be grabbed by the scruff of the neck and put into use!
I cannot actually discern any logical reason for the use of the unusual lamp shape (The DC shape) which Osram chose to use for the Active and Relax lamps. The main one I can see is that it will make it stand out more on the shelves (worked on me!). It's nice to see a bit of variety.
Just the unusual shape makes this a nice one to have in the collection though.
Osram Relax 60W Warm White Colour Corrected Lamp - General Overview
Osram Relax 60W Warm White Colour Corrected Lamp - Showing cap and rear of lamp
Osram Relax 60W Warm White Colour Corrected Lamp illuminating my workstation from a distance of approximately two metres
Osram Relax 60W Warm White Colour Corrected Lamp - Lamp shown while alight
Osram Relax 60W Warm White Colour Corrected Lamp - Lamp packaging
Osram Relax 60W Warm White Colour Corrected Lamp Output Spectra
Osram Relax 60W Warm White Colour Corrected Lamp - Detail of text printed on lamp crown
Lamp added to the Virtual Display Shelf on Monday 16th January 2006 at 21:46.
References: Manufacturers Datasheet (Dead link removed).
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