A guide to the most popular infrared catering light bulbs

Catering light bulbs are purposefully designed for applications such as keeping food warm and warming food. Typically used in commercial units, catering bulbs are commonly found in pubs, restaurants, butchers and supermarkets. The most popular use is the Sunday Carvery.  Specialist infrared manufacturer, Victory Lighting, lead the way in this field but other brands such as Osram and Dr Fischer also offer high quality products.

There are two types of linear catering lamps: non-jacketed and jacketed, both available with either R7s caps or SK15s fly leads. Screw-in infrared bulbs with E27/ES caps are also available as PAR shaped lamps.

Non-Jacketed

These special low pressure lamps convert a large percentage of energy consumed into the most efficient part of the infrared spectrum for food warming, IRA and IRB. As a result, when compared with standard K-class halogens these lamps are approximately 10-15% more efficient, in addition, they also have an average life of 5,000 hours compared to 2,000 hours for a standard halogen. Non-jacketed lamps also enjoy a reduced internal gas pressure, operating at less than 1 bar at full power. Accordingly, they are designed not to explode or shatter on failure making them safer than standard lamps.

These lamps also have a multi-layer coating which provides a full and constant colour across their sleeves, ensuring uniformity from one batch to the next.

Non-Jacketed Catering R7

Non-Jacketed R7s ‘quick fit’ lamp

Non-Jacketed Catering with leads

Non-jacketed lamp with leads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R7s Part Code Wattage Voltage Cap Dimensions (mm) Finish
IR240200R-2 200 240 R7 117×12 Clear
IR240300R-1 300 240 R7 117×12 Clear
IR240500R-1 500 240 R7 117×12 Clear
IR240500R-2 500 240 R7 221×12 Clear

 

With Leads Part Code Wattage Voltage Cap Dimensions (mm) Finish
IR240500Z-1 500 240 SK15s Leads 216×14 Clear

Main Features:

- 5000 hour life

- Easy replacement

- Designed not to explode or shatter on failure

- Efficient conversion of energy to infrared part of the light spectrum

 

Jacketed

These lamps have a tough quartz glass envelope designed to provide high resilience to impact breaks, splashed food liquids and increased protection against food ingress.

Like non-jacketed R7s bulbs, these special low pressure lamps convert a large percentage of energy consumed into the most efficient parts of the infrared spectrum for food warming, IRA and IRB. As a result, when compared with standard K-class halogens these lamps are approximately 10-15% more efficient, in addition, they also have an average life of 5,000 hours compared to 2,000 hours for a standard halogen. Jacketed lamps also enjoy a reduced internal gas pressure, operating at less than 1 bar at full power. Accordingly, they are designed not to explode or shatter on failure making them safer than standard and non-jacketed lamps.

These lamps also have a multi-layer coating which provides a full and constant colour across their sleeves, ensuring uniformity from one batch to the next.

Jacketed Catering R7s

Jacketed ‘quick fit’ R7s lamp

Jacketed Catering with leads

Jacketed lamp with leads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R7s Part Code Wattage Voltage Cap Dimensions (mm) Finish
IR240100R-2 100 240 R7s 117×18 Clear
IR240200R-3 200 240 R7s 117×18 Clear
IR240200R-4 200 240 R7s 220×18 Clear
IR240300R-2 300 240 R7s 117×18 Clear
IR240300R-3 300 240 R7s 220×18 Clear
IR240500R-4 500 240 R7s 117×18 Clear
IR240500R-5 500 240 R7s 220×18 Clear

 

With Leads Part Code Wattage Voltage Cap Dimensions (mm) Finish
IR240200Z-1 200 240 SK15s Leads 216×20 Clear
IR240500Z-4 500 240 SK15s Leads 216×20 Clear

Features include:

- Easy replacement

- 5000 hour life

- Increased protection against food ingress

- High resilience to impact breaks

- Efficient conversion of energy to infrared part of the light spectrum

 

Infrared PAR Screw-In E27/ES

Infrared PAR screw-in E27/ES lamps with hard glass fronts can be used for food warming, the low wattage versions are also suitable for other purposes such as keeping chicks, puppies and kittens warm in their early life. Red and clear finishes are available; the function of the red filter is to reduce visible light by 75%. Additionally, these lamps are made with a specially moulded neck to ensure the base/cap will not detach from the main body of the bulb.

PARs

PAR E27/ES Lamps

Part Code Wattage Voltage Cap Dimensions (mm) Finish
IR240100E-4 100 240 E27/ES 133×122 Red
IR240100E-2 100 240 E27/ES 133×122 Clear
IR240150E-2 150 240 E27/ES 165×125 Clear
IR240150E-8 150 240 E27/ES 165×125 Red
IR240175E-1 175 240 E27/ES 133×122 Clear
IR240175E-2 175 240 E27/ES 133×122 Red
IR240175E-1 175 240 E27/ES 133×122 Clear
IR240250E-7 250 240 E27/ES 165×125 Red
IR240250E-2 250 240 E27/ES 165×125 Clear
IR240300E-1 300 240 E27/ES 165×125 Clear
IR240375E-1 375 240 E27/ES 165×125 Clear

Product Features:

- 5000 hour life

- Visible light reduced by 75% with red filter

- Lamp necks moulded to ensure cap will not detach from main body of the lamp

 

The catering lamps listed above are the most popular ones on the market, however there are alternatives available that offer different sizes and finishes. For further information on any catering light bulb please speak to our experienced and knowledgeable sales team and they will be happy to assist.

Call 01462 490066, email sales@lampco.co.uk or click here to visit our range of catering lamps online.

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Happy retirement Frank!

Today at The Lamp Company we are sadly saying goodbye to one of our longest serving employees. Frank has been part of our excellent stores team; checking goods and serving on the trade counter for well over 10 years.

Frank's Retirement

Frank and his retirement cake

Everyone at the company would like to wish Frank all the best in his retirement and hope he enjoys his plans to spend more time outside relaxing in the garden. I’m sure we’ll all be in contact to hear all about it.

Happy retirement Frank (and don’t drink too much tonight)!

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Southampton FC becomes first European football club to install LED floodlights

St Mary's

St Mary’s stadium, Southampton. Image: Paul Watts

Sixty four years on since Southampton Football Club became the first English club to install permanent floodlights at their old stadium, The Dell, they are making history again. This time the south coast club will be the first in Europe to use LED floodlights at their St Mary’s stadium.

The new lighting system will be supplied by Eastleigh-based lighting developers Vision Accendo and is designed to improve the quality of broadcast lighting and reduce electrical consumption compared to the old metal halide floodlights. In addition, the new lights will have an instant on off ability, negating the need for a floodlight warm-up period currently required.

To comply with Premier League regulations floodlights must have a maximum flicker rating of 6%, under testing Southampton’s new system registered an impressive 0.2%. This will dramatically reduce the flicker during slow-motion broadcast replays.

The new system will be installed over the summer, ready to make its debut for the start of the 2014/14 Premier League season in mid-August.

Stadium Facilities Manager, Mark Humby, said: “Since being introduced to Ian Williams and Calvin Caunter of Vision Accendo back in February, we have worked very closely to make sure we reach all the technical criteria stipulated by the Premier League. It has been a frantic but extremely interesting four months.

Our first issue was to make sure the stadium roof structure could take the added weight of the new floodlight system required to produce the correct lighting levels.

During this process I have been introduced to the technical term ‘flicker’ which only causes an issue during slow motion and super-slow motion footage. By using a top quality LED product we have all but removed this issue which can be seen on the majority of sporting footage that’s produced under floodlit conditions.

We can now look forward to installing a superior innovative lighting solution that will enhance the viewing experience of both the fan in the stadium and the armchair supporter.”

Chief Technical Officer at Vision Accendo, Ian Williams, added: “This is the start of a ground breaking partnership between Vision Accendo and Southampton Football Club.

We too are delighted to be the first to meet the Premier League’s new lighting specification using our latest generation of LED lighting. LED lighting has many benefits but for us it sets the new benchmark in the lighting industry.

The supporters of Southampton Football Club will see the new installed floodlighting positioned 360 degrees around the stadium, while television broadcasters and viewers will also see the benefits of our installation at St Mary’s in the coming season.”

The first match under floodlights took place on 31st October 1950 as Southampton FC played Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic in an exhibition match. The following year, on 1st October 1951 The Dell became the first venue to host a competitive match under floodlights when Southampton reserves took on Tottenham reserves in a Football Combination fixture.

Southampton FC will face West Bromwich Albion in their first home Premier League match of the 2014/15 season on Saturday 23rd August 2014.

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