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last couple of years, this has changed. He says: “The market for LEDs is growing very fast. At first, LEDs were mainly used for public lighting, but with the increasing quality and decreasing costs, more and more families choose to light their homes with LEDs.”
Safe for the eye Not just any LED is the best choice though. “Some LEDS have serious ripple wave, which is harmful to people’s eyes. You can check if your LED has ripple wave by using a phone with camera view finder: if you see the light flickering when you are at 15 centimetres distance, it is low quality. At DALEN we have developed our own LED driver and software to achieve a no flickering and no ripple wave performance. For those who are acquainted with the technicalities: it has a power factor bigger than 0.95, it’s the real eye-protection technology,” Mol explains.
Research and development For their products, DALEN owns over 90 patents. He continues, “We have spent two and a half years on research and development and tested and optimised our products over thousands of
times before we released them to the market. All our products meet our very strict quality standards.” And not to forget: their designs are fabulous. These qualities, combined with the smart functions of the ecoCloud and the low energy consumption, this might just be the ideal way to manage your lights as efficient and convenient as possible. Another option is to use the remote control if you prefer that over their app.
About DALEN The start of DALEN Benelux was a rapid one: “DALEN is a China-based company, which DALEN Benelux founder Paul van den Hoogen found online,” explains Mol. “He thought the products were very interesting and full of potential. He immediately flew to China and after three days of efficient and pleasant discussions and meetings, he decided to set up DALEN Benelux.” Other branch companies of DALEN are in Japan, Singapore, Italy and the Czech Republic. Their common goal? Mol concludes: “We want to improve the lives of consumers around the globe with practical, stylish and smart home products.” www.dalen-tech.nl
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