Lighting Science Launches Shatter-Proof LED Bulb

LED innovation powerhouse Lighting Science is proud to release the Durabulb, a shatter-resistant lamp designed to withstand life’s inevitable bumps and drops without breaking, while still providing the high quality of light expected for all of today’s residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Durabulb artfully blends leading-edge LED design and contemporary styling with rugged, yet lightweight, construction that resists breaking or shattering due to impact, vibration and external stresses. This revolutionary new lamp also provides even, omni-directional illumination, making it the perfect lighting solution for rough service areas like factory settings, indoor construction sites and garages.

“The Durabulb is just one in a series of differentiated, forward-looking new products that Lighting Science is introducing this year as we re-emerge as a leader in the rapidly commoditizing LED lighting marketplace,” said Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Lighting Science. “We’re not sure if it’s the toughest bulb on the block, but we had a lot of fun putting the Durabulb to the test, including dropping it from an eight story building and hitting it with a tennis racket. We even mailed it—unpackaged, with nothing but a label on it through the U.S. postal system—and it still worked.”

Lighting Science Group introduces the Durabulb, a truly durable little wonder of a lamp designed to withstand life’s inevitable bumps and drops without breaking. (Lighting Science/LEDinside)

The genius of the Durabulb lies not only in its rugged design, but also in its energy-efficiency and limited impact upon the environment. The Durabulb uses 80 percent less energy than comparable incandescent bulbs. In addition, thanks to its tough, polycarbonate plastic shell, the Durabulb can be shipped and stocked in recyclable plastic tubs of 10-20 bulbs, in addition to more traditional two-pack options. As a result of sustainable design focus maximizing lumens per gram, the Durabulb uses about 30 percent less material than similar products, making it the most environmentally-friendly lighting choice.

According to Rumsey, the Durabulb is now available to commercial distributors and wholesalers and will be carried by many of the nation’s largest retailers starting in September.

Lighting Science® Launches the Durabulb. (Lighting Science/LEDinside)

“The Durabulb is generating a lot of excitement from our distribution and wholesale channels who view it as a real problem-solver for their customers,” said Rumsey.

The Durabulb is available in dimmable and non-dimmable 60 watt equivalent options, making it the ideal replacement for any A19 compatible luminaire in indoor commercial sites and in the home. Its patented technology has a three-year warranty with normal use and lasts up to 10,000 hours—or about ten times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.

The Durabulb by Lighting Science.(Lighting Science/LEDinside)

Lighting Science has long been at the forefront of innovation. At their lab in Cocoa Beach, Florida, they are experimenting with LEDs designed to help purify water, sanitize surfaces, and correct vision—all through the patented technology of founder and Chief Technology Officer Fred Maxik. The company is best-known, however, for their home- and office-oriented HealthE™ series of biological lighting. Earlier this year, they launched the Genesis, the first 24-hour circadian lamp, which can help with jet lag and other sleep-related conditions.

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