Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb  

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Inhabitat has a post on Philips' new LED light globe - Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb.

There are over 425 million 60 watt incandescent bulbs sold every year, which makes the energy-sucking globes the most commonly used bulbs in the United States. Lighting the way to a more energy-efficient tomorrow, Philips has just unveiled the 12-watt EnduraLED – the world’s first replacement for the commonly used 60 watt incandescent. The EnduraLED is capable of lasting 25 times longer than a standard incandescent and only consumes 20% of the energy. If all the bulbs in the states were switched to these LEDs it would save 32.6 terawatt-hours of electricity each year — enough energy to power 17 million homes.

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EnduraLED is not only eco friendly but also economical. It saves a lot of power with good illumination. Also the life is quite good. Some countries even replacing the EnduraLED if it fails (fused) within an year. EnduraLED must be replacing bulbs in every households as well as in commercial sectors.

60 watt equivalent - 12 watt draw.

The CFL in the lamp beside me puts out the equivalent of a 100 watt incandescent and pulls 18 watts.

Phillips 5:1 (60/12)
CFL 5.6:1 (100/18)

I've been using this CFL daily for at least eight years. And it cost less than 10% of what the "60 watt" Philips will sell for.

I just don't think LEDs have yet arrived. They do make sense in places where the cost of replacement (labor costs) are higher. But not in the lamp on your table....

Its the first one though - lets see what happens to prices over the next 2-3 years...

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