FAQ Ecat SKLed
Where can I use the lamp?
You can use the lamp where you want, indoors or outdoors. You just need to connect it to a power source, either 110–240V AC, or 12V DC.
How much light is 10,000 lumens?
A lamp emitting 10,000 lumens is a strong light source. An ordinary old-fashioned 60W lamp bulb emits about 800 lumens, so you would need at least a dozen such lamps to reach 10,000 lumens. A 100W standard LED lamp emits about 10,000 lumens and such lamps are sold as floodlights, recommended for lighting up gardens, squares, billboards, factories, greenhouses, docks, stadiums and other large indoor and outdoor spaces.
Is the lamp dimmable?
Yes, there is a function for reducing the emitted light. The light can be regulated from 0 to 10,000 lumens.
Why does the lamp consume only 4W?
The lamp is powered by the Ecat technology inside. The electronic control system for the Ecat consumes about 4W when the lamp emits 10,000 lumens at full power. The power consumption decreases to a minimum of about 0.8W when the lamp is dimmed.
Does the lamp always consume 4W?
No, the power consumption decreases to a minimum of about 0.8W when the lamp is dimmed.
How does the Ecat technology inside the lamp work?
The Ecat technology stands on 20 years of R&D and is based on an innovative way to apply the physics of the electron. A theoretical hypothesis, explaining the operation of the Ecat SKLed, is presented by inventor Andrea Rossi in his paper E-Cat SK and long-range particle interactions, which has been read 63,000+ times and can be downloaded here.
By how much does the lamp reduce CO2 emissions?
If you use the lamp at full power you will consume about 4W instead of 100W for a standard LED lamp emitting 10,000 lumens. In 24 hours, you will have saved about 2,3 kWh of energy. The world average carbon intensity of electricity generated is 475 g CO2/kWh, so on average, depending on where you live, you will reduce CO2 emissions by about 1 kg in 24 hours. If you compare with other lamps consuming more energy than LED lamps, the CO2 reduction will be larger.
How much money do I save on electricity?
If you use the lamp at full power you will consume about 4W instead of 100W for a standard LED lamp emitting 10,000 lumens. In 24 hours, you will have saved about 2,3 kWh of energy. In the EU, the average price per kWh is about 0.21 euro, meaning that you will save about 0.5 euro in 24 hours, or 180 euro in a year. Using the lamp continuously for just a couple of months will then save you the cost of the lamp. If you compare with other lamps consuming more energy than LED lamps, the cost savings will be larger.
Is the lamp safe?
Yes, the lamp is safe. It doesn’t contain any hazardous materials, and it has no emissions. By the time of the online event on December 9, 2021, when the lamp will be presented, it will be certified for safety and performance by a globally recognized certification body.
Does the lamp emit UV-light?
No, the lamp emits only ordinary visible light.
When will the lamp be presented to the public?
The Ecat SKLed will be presented at an online event on December 9, 2021, where it will be used to light up a large indoor space belonging to a company that will be able to confirm the performance of the lamp. By the time of the online event, it will be certified for safety and performance by a globally recognized certification body.
Can I preorder the lamp now?
Yes, you can preorder the lamp here now.
How many lamps can I preorder?
You can preorder as many lamps as you like. Please contact us for large quantity discounts.
When do I have to pay?
You will pay for the lamp only when it is time for shipping. Leonardo Corporation will inform you the day before the shipment.
When will I get the lamp?
As soon as we get 1,000,000 preorders, production will start and you will get your lamp as soon as possible. Leonardo Corporation will inform you when the deliveries will begin. In any case Leonardo Corporation will inform you of the delivery date within December 31st, 2022.
Can I change my mind?
Yes, you can change your mind any time, by sending an email, cancelling your order.
How can the price be so low?
In order to make the lamp as affordable as possible we have set the preorder requirement to 1,000,000 units. In this way we can keep the production cost of some specially designed components low.
What happens if the lamp doesn’t work?
If the lamp’s performance does not correspond to the data-sheet published on Ecat.com, you have 60 days after the delivery to return the Ecat SKLed. The refund will be made immediately after Leonardo Corporation receives the returned Ecat SKLed integer, without parts that are broken or tampered with.
What happens if the lamp breaks?
The lamp comes with a 3 years warranty.
How long lifetime does the lamp have?
The operational lifetime of the lamp is up to 100,000 hours, meaning about ten years of uninterrupted, continuous use.
Can I recycle the lamp?
Yes, the lamp can be completely recycled by Leonardo Corporation.
Are there other Ecat-based products?
The Ecat SKLed is the first Ecat-based product to be presented. R&D is ongoing and as soon as other applications are mature, Leonardo Corporation aims at presenting more products making use of clean and affordable energy from the Ecat technology.