Cree has made an LED light bulb designed to show the industry what can be done in the pursuit of energy-efficient lighting.
The company yesterday unveiled a demonstration LED bulb that meets the stringent efficiency requirements of the L Prize, a Department of Energy-sponsored contest. Cree, which makes LED light sources used in bulbs and light fixtures, doesn't plan to release the prototype as a product.
The bulb, which Cree is calling the 21st Century Lamp, gives off more than 1,300 lumens, or more than a 75-watt incandescent light, and consumes 8.7 watts. It's shaped to … Read more