Lamps for chandeliers and room lamps remain the main sources of artificial light in residential and office spaces. Due to operation in places requiring stable and flawless lighting, their requirements are increased. Devices must be economical, safe for sight, reliable.
On operational and practical qualities LED lamps “Gauss” are ahead of most competitors. Their annual wins in the ratings of LED lighting devices are based on high quality and maximum work duration. We will acquaint with the products of this brand, analyze the pros and cons of the range.
The content of the article:
- About the Gauss brand and the company Wharton
Advantages of LED products
- Features of structural elements
- List of specifications
- Overview of the range
- Disadvantages of a recognized brand
- Positive and negative customer reviews
- Conclusions and useful video on the topic
About the Gauss brand and the company Wharton
To make it easier to understand where the Gauss brand came from in the Russian market, you need to get acquainted with the history of the Varton company. This is a fairly young company that emerged in 2009. and had by 2018 master two main areas - own production of LED lamps and sales of high-class Chinese products.
It all started with the distribution of Chinese lines of lamps, first fluorescent, and then (since 2010) and LED. They enter the Russian market under the brand name Gauss.
The name appeared for a reason. LED lamps are named after the great mathematician Gauss, who made his discoveries at the junction of the 18-19 centuries. Among other things, he studied the power of light from natural sources and the possibility of converting energy into light.
Today, the company Wharton is known in Russia and abroad. She actively participates in international exhibitions, demonstrating achievements in the field of lighting technologies.
In addition to the implementation of Chinese LED products, the company has produced its own lamps. Production is located in the Tula region, in the small town of Bogoroditsk. On the site where the abandoned factory had previously been located, a complex of modernized workshops appeared, equipped with new lines and machines.
Under the brand Wharton produce high-quality lamps for industrial, educational, public and administrative buildings.
But to a simple user, Gauss products are closer - LED lamps for home use. Most of them are equipped with a base - for chandeliers and lamps, but some series are designed specifically for spot lighting
Why did the owners of the company have relied on LED products, because they started with fluorescent? Wise and enterprising managers have realized in time that it is time for more economical, safer and less expensive products.
Also in 2009 The Federal Law “On Energy Saving” was adopted, regulating the economical consumption of electricity and its effective use in state-owned enterprises.
Advantages of LED products
Mark Gauss almost immediately became the leader among LED products and takes top places in various polls and ratings.
By releasing new lines, the manufacturer tries to take into account every nuance, from the degree of flicker to the design of paper packaging. By the way, it was the packaging of lamps that won prizes at national design competitions and advertising festivals more than once.
Features of structural elements
The manufacturer insists, and regular customers of Gauss products confirm that all lamp parts are made of best materials, 100% meet modern requirements and serve well throughout the life application.
The flask is made of polycarbonate, which, unlike glass, does not beat from blows. If you accidentally drop the LED lamp, then there is a chance to preserve its tightness, which cannot be said about incandescent bulbsinstantly flying to pieces.
On a special substrate are LEDs. A smaller number of high-power diodes is considered energy efficient than a large number of weak counterparts. This principle is used by the creators of the latest series of household lamps.
In the middle of the design is the driver with protected capacitors. Thanks to their device, lighting devices work fine with different types of switches without flashes and flashes.
The aluminum radiator conducts heat better than other materials, and plastic protects the user from current shocks and burns. The variety of socles is such that you can pick up the device for any type of lamp.
New models fit into the interior thanks to a change in shape. Suppose the latest versions of X53 practically do not protrude beyond the body and look more aesthetically pleasing.
List of specifications
The user of the 21st century has learned to understand the characteristics of products, because he is interested in saving the family budget. Lighting devices are present in every room, even in the storage room, as well as in the basements and in the attics of private houses.
Thus, the lamps recruited more than a dozen. If you pick up energy efficient appliances, then you can significantly save on paying bills.
By purchasing Gauss lamps, the buyer receives not only full lighting of the living space, but also a beautiful, distinctive special style addition to the lamp design
What should I look for when choosing? The manufacturer went to meet the users - all Main characteristics placed on the packaging.
- power (W or W);
- brightness (Lm);
- color temperature (K);
- beam angle;
Each item in the list is important in its own way. Power indicates how much power the lamp consumes. It is easy to calculate how much money you can save, besides, the percentage of savings is usually indicated on the package (for example, 88%). The less watts, the less you have to pay.
To make the user more understandable, the manufacturer makes a comparison with another type of lamp. Often there are signs that indicate compliance with the number of watts of LED products to the number of watts halogen instrument or incandescent bulbs.
Size is important when the lamp is designed for lamps or chandeliers with shades. For compact lighting fixtures, there are lines with narrow “candles” and small “balls”
In Lumens, the brightness is indicated, in other words, how much light the lamp gives. For example, 550-720 lm is quite enough to illuminate the 6-meter bathroom. According to regular consumers of Gauss products, 7 W lamps shine brighter than 10 W analogs of other brands.
A few more points that require close attention:
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The zigzag orange crossed out line in the circle is the “no pulsation” badge. It indicates the absence of flicker at high frequencies - the best choice for classrooms and children's rooms.
The box indicates how many hours the lamp should work. Usually it is several thousand hours. If indicated 35 thousand hours, it is about 16 years old provided that the lights are turned on for 6 hours a day
The digital code means: 2700 K - warm yellow color of a luminescence, 4100 K - white neutral color which many name "cold". Both options are equally in demand.
Outside the city, where unstable power grids are often found, regular voltage surges are possible. Gauss lamps, unlike low-quality analogs, steadily hold a light stream
Sign "without pulsation" - rest for the eyes
Guaranteed lamp life
Light temperature in Kelvin
Input voltage range (V)
It would seem that the characteristics of Gauss lamps do not differ from the parameters of devices from other manufacturers. However, buyers who prefer this brand, mark the compliance of the lamp's operating data with the specified parameters.
Among the competitors of Gauss LEDs, this is not so common. There are enough companies on the market that produce low-quality products, as well as frank fakes that only look like the products of a famous brand.
Overview of the range
A variety of modifications is also one of the advantages of the Gauss brand. Among the series on the market, you can easily find small and voluminous flasks with an E14 or E27 base, GU10 soffit systems for point systems, flat and linear fixtures.
The manufacturer has identified 4 categories of LED products:
- LED lights;
- LED strip.
The range of lamps is great. “Smart” alone (or dimmable) there are 23 pieces. In addition, there are decorative, capsule, mirror, soffit, universal (general purpose).
The GX70 and GX53 spotlights are separated into a separate group. They are intended to be integrated into the hinged structures. Stretch ceiling film does not melt, as the lamps do not heat up
Modifications of luminaires are even more: with IP65 protection (for streets and saunas), sensory, downlights, searchlights, with a decorative ring, office, linear, etc.
Ultrathin downlight fit perfectly into the interior of public institutions and offices. They merge with suspended structures, do not catch the eye, create soft lighting
Dot products are distinguished by series names: Brilliance, Tablet, Crystal, Glass, Mirror, Strass, etc. Each type is different design. Suppose that Brilliance products are decorated with gold leaf, a silver coating and crystal-like pendants, and Gypsum is really made of plaster.
Gauss LED stripes are especially popular with casual and home party lovers. They are sold in blisters, have a convenient length of 5 m and are easy to install - are fastened with clips or self-adhesive.
If you complete the tape with the remote control, you will be able to change the color of the backlight to your liking - the range of colors is incredibly wide
To control the backlight, you need a controller, and a driver for power supply. For the selection of devices should carefully examine the packaging tape and determine the power. And the range of lamps, and the ability to control some of them ("smart" lamps, ribbons) - these are undoubted advantages over other manufacturers.
Disadvantages of a recognized brand
The disadvantages of Gauss products can only be judged by consumer reviews, since LED devices can really be put on a par with such well-known brands as Philips and Osram. The only drawback that immediately catches the eye is the relatively high cost.
The cost of a Gauss LED lamp with an E27 base and a power of BW is an average of 85 rubles. A similar device brand "Cosmos" has a price of 60 rubles.
Sellers note high demand for products and a small percentage of replacement of defective products. By the way, the warranty on household models - 3 years. This time is usually enough to analyze the work of the lamp and find out its shortcomings.
Positive and negative customer reviews
Gauss is a brand about which there are much more positive reviews than negative ones. According to statistics, unpleasant characteristics indicated by customers can be found in approximately 10 cases out of 100.
The advantages of the brand include the following qualities:
- Saving energy is the main reason why choosing LED products;
- Modern design - lamps are often the visible element of the lamp, so their appearance also matters;
- no heat - it is checked that the LEDs minimally heat the lamp body and do not deform the adjacent materials;
- the absence of blinking and pulsation - it is good for the eyes, does not distract and does not interfere with work;
- instant achievement of maximum brightness - in contrast, suppose, from energy-saving lamps, which become bright gradually.
Household buyers keep checks, packaging and warranty card so that in the event of a breakdown within the next 3 years, you can change the lamp to a new one.
Replacement of a spotlight or lamp with a traditional base really does occur less frequently. Alternatives of other brands burn out faster, like other types of lamps - for example, halogen lamps.
Note and convenient, informative packaging. On the paper box inside which the purchase is located, all the main characteristics of the device are shown that facilitate the process. LED light bulb selection. Other manufacturers are often deliberately silent about certain properties of their products.
Brand claims are rather subjective. For example, many do not like the "cold" light - but in the arsenal of Gauss there is always the same model with a yellow tint. Some models, because of their design, have a relatively short lifespan - up to 25 thousand. hours
Many people do not like a large selection of lamps - it is difficult to dwell on a particular one. But most of the complaints relate to the cost, although the brand belongs, rather, to the average price segment.
I would like to separately note that the total cost of quality components affects the cost of the final product - hence the seemingly inflated price. However, the lamps work for a long time, at full power and really save energy, so the price justifies itself, and the costs quickly pay off.
With the choice of dimmer for the LED device will introduce next articleIn which this interesting question is disassembled in the smallest details.
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
Even more information about the popular brand is presented in the video reviews of the model series and specific modifications.
Video # 1. Testing the 12W LED model and review features:
Video # 1.
Video # 2. Comparative test with other brands:
Video # 3. Why the buyer chooses Gauss:
Video # 4. Possible manufacturer’s defects:
Products brand Gauss really deserves approval. Of course, there may be technical shortcomings with individual series or models, however they are compensated by weighty advantages. These lamps can be easily ranked among the best representatives in their segment. Usually products fully meet the expectations of users.
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