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A Brighter Tomorrow




Photo Courtesy of Philips Lighting North America




There are constant innovations in the going green industry. Energy.gov has recently reported a new 10-watt LED light bulb that could potentially “save the nation about 35 terawatt-hours of electricity or $3.9 billion in one year.”  In comparison to its widely used alternative, the 60-watt incandescent bulb, this new 10-watt bulb could possibly reduce carbon emissions by roughly 20 million metric tons if every household in America was to change their current 60-watt bulbs.

The LED bulb was developed by the Phillips Lighting company and is the first winner of the L Prize. This program was developed by the Energy Department’s Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) which challenges “the lighting industry to develop high performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs that will save American consumers and businesses money.”

It took 18 months for the Philips Company to make this lighting innovation a reality. Through vigorous field and lab test as well as product testing developers were able to meet all the requirements to achieve an L Prize rating.

So what makes this new bulb so special? It has a lifetime of more than 25,000 hours in comparison to the 60-watt bulb which only has a range of 1,000 – 3,000 hours. Staying green is all about being innovative and staying on top of new developments in the energy conservation industry and this is a major one. Reports state that the new LED bulb could be available as early as next year. For information on this and other lighting innovations please visit http://www.lightingprize.org.