May 12, 2010
Philips seems to have made a breakthrough by creating the world΄s first LED replacement for a 60w incandescent light bulb.
The company introduced its new 12w EnduraLED bulb at the Lightfair International tradeshow and is considered to be the future of lighting.
Homeowners and businesses can expect to make substantial energy savings with the bulb cutting bills by approximately 80 per cent, while it will also last 25 times longer than its predecessor.
It is noted that use of the LED replacement could save enough electricity each year to power an additional 16.7 million homes, while also representing a milestone in the use of LED lighting technology in everyday applications.
Rudy Provoost, chief executive of Philips Lighting, said: "We challenged ourselves to answer the consumer call for an LED alternative that can mimic the traditional incandescent in light quality, shape and use.
"This milestone is even more impactful because we have been able to show people around the world that LED lighting can deliver energy efficiency and the warm white light people desire for their homes, without compromise to quality."
Cree recently posted an experimental video on YouTube highlighting the benefits that LED lighting has over traditional incandescent lamps.
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