Monday, September 5, 2011

A real LED replacement lamp

The CFL is dead, long live the LED. 

LEDs are finally at a point where they are suitable for general use illumination. While they aren't the "go to" source for all jobs they certainly will be in the future. 

The above LED lamp from Philips was developed for the DOE (US Department of energy) challenge to produce a 90lm/W lamp for use as a direct replacement for a 60W GLS lamp.

Unlike when CFL first came out this lamp has had to undergo the most rigorous testing that a lamp has ever been subjected to, with testing starting as far back as March 2010 and the prize only just awarded consumers can rest assured that this lamp will go the distance. 

While not commercially available till early next year (2012) this lamp has certainly set the bar when it comes to quality. 

If you would like to find out a bit more about this challenge and the testing that this lamp had to go through in order to win this have a look here... 

and here...

While we think that this is great, Cree have just released a prototype of a lamp which is producing over 150lm/W...

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