Remember when everyone was supposed to ditch standard incandescent lightbulbs for more-efficient compact fluorescents? Philips's EnduraLED bulb could replace both. It's the first LED bulb that can compete head-to-head (and lamp-to-lamp) with a 60-watt incandescent, the most common household light.
Because LEDs lose less energy than incandescents as waste heat, the bulb produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent using just 12 watts. The EnduraLED's yellow phosphor coating filters the LEDs' bluish wavelengths to produce a consistently warm, white glow.
The bulb lasts approximately 25 times as long as an incandescent, while its energy savings covers the hefty price tag in about four years. And its efficiency is similar to compact fluorescent lights, but without the mercury.
$40 (est.); lighting.philips.com
Of course prices will come down with economies of scale.
how much i hated this awful economical lamps and i will fight till last bullet :)), that no one from this "..." will be in my flat :))
This one looks much more nice :)
the biggest question is for most new innovations...
"when will we start to use em at our home?" i know the course is very big money for new innovations and so manufacture-use rights(patent)(if i used to correct term); but for green tech, things must be speeded up i think
I am currently using 6 of these on dimmer switches for both my kitchen and exterior lighting on the front of my house. They are fantastic!
I found them for $25 each at Home Depot.
They do not hum or buzz, they are cool to the touch, they produce tons of light,
I think the only critique I have is that in this old house of mine, for some reason, they will every now and then blink. Perhaps it's my ungrounded wiring, I'm not sure. It's rare, and as noticeable as, well, blinking, and doesn't bother me a bit...but it happens.
Perhaps on-board capacitor of some sort would resolve this, but I'm not going to find out for many many happy years of low-cost warm and beautiful light. Nicely done, Philips, looks like you did have a game-changing product after the CD!