News : $25 Bulb Boasts High Efficiency
When Philips unveiled its new line of EnduraLED lighting, it wasn't pulling any punches.
"The new LED lighting from Philips is here, and it can change everything," boasts a brochure at The Lighting Center by Rockingham Electric in Newington.
The first LED replacement for a 60-watt incandescent light bulb, the EnduraLED A19 certainly looks different than a traditional light bulb. When unlit, it's yellow. And at about $25 a pop, its price tag may seem a bit out of the ordinary. But then, this isn't your grandparents' light bulb.
In awarding the EnduraLED A19 the very first Lighting for Tomorrow Prize, the American Lighting Association, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, and U.S. Department of Energy heralded its ability to "save a business or commercial property up to $120 over the course of the life of the lamp." These savings stem from the EnduraLED's ability to use only 12.5 watts of energy to produce the same amount of light — 806 lumens — as a 60-watt incandescent light bulb.