But Cree might have some legitimate competition in Switch, a small … Read more
If you've thus far been resisting the urge to run out and replace your incandescent light bulbs with something more efficient, you won't be able to resist much longer, as rising efficiency standards will render 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs obsolete come January 1, 2014. This means that once existing stocks of common incandescent bulbs are sold out, they'll be gone for good, leaving you with a new generation of halogen, CFL, and LED lights to choose from.
Fortunately, bulb technology has taken some big strides in recent years, leading to higher quality lights at increasingly affordable … Read more
UPDATE: The SlimStyle LED is available now at HomeDepot.com for a price of $9.97 per bulb. It arrives in stores March 1st.
Consumers looking for new lights in wake of the looming phase-out of 40- and 60-watt incandescents are going to have a new option next month, as today Philips introduced their new SlimStyle 60-watt replacement LED.
Using just 10.5 watts to give off 800 lumens, the SlimStyle LED offers the usual upgrade in energy efficiency, but the true story is the shape of the thing. Unlike traditional bulbs, it's flat, with a string of LEDs … Read more
Lighting Science Group and Dixon Technologies India today touted an LED light bulb equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent that they say will hit store shelves with a price below $15.
The omnidirectional LED bulb, in the traditional A19 shape of household incandescent light bulbs, will become available in India by the end of the year and worldwide, including in the U.S., early in 2012, the companies said. It's the first in an expected series of products, including streetlights and industrial fixtures, that Lighting Science and Dixon plan to jointly manufacture and distribute.
Prices for LED bulbs meant to … Read more