By Andrew Nusca
Posting in Energy
Philips has unveiled its 12-watt EnduraLED light bulb, the industry's first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent light bulb.
Royal Philips Electronics on Thursday unveiled its 12-watt EnduraLED light bulb, the industry's first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent light bulb.
The product, which was unveiled the bulb at the Lightfair International tradeshow, addresses one complaint about LED light bulbs introduced thus far: that they replace bulbs few consumers use.
Sixty-watt bulbs, on the other hand, are the most commonly used incandescent model, with 425 million sold in the U.S. each year -- approximately 50 percent of all bulbs.
Philips says its LED equivalent offers up to 80 percent energy savings and last 25 times longer, while delivering 806 lumens. It's also dimmable.
The new bulb uses "remote phosphor" technology to deliver soft white light and a relatively conventional shape.
After all, if the bulb is prohibitively expensive -- and it will likely cost in the ballpark of $50 -- it will neither make economic sense nor encourage homeowners and businesses to make the switch, even at scale.
It will be available in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Here's a video about the lamp, featuring Philips Lighting innovation director Jim Anderson:
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May 13, 2010
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I wonder if and when 230 volt bayonet style bulbs will be avalible for the New Zealand market? The only 230 volt bayonet style LED bulb I can find for sale here is one that changes colour for use at parties etc. I have found some screw in 230 volt LED bulbs for sale, but very few NZ holmes use the screw in type bulb. And most of the screw in type bulbs you do find in NZ are recessed down lights or running off a 12 volt transformer.