2013-01-03

Americans Say Goodbye to 75-watt Incandescent Light Bulbs

As 2013 comes, Americans say goodbye to 75-watt incandescent light bulbs. Under federal law, 75-watt bulbs can no longer be produced or imported as of January 1st, though retailers can still clear remaining stock. And traditional 60 and 40 watt bulbs will be phased out in 2014. The future is dim for incandescent bulbs. And currently, two options for consumers are Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and LEDs. LED bulbs are expensive, but prices are dropping. When replacing a bulb, the experts at Consumer Reports say to choose a new one that's the same size ...
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2012-12-26

TPC ImproveS the Aluminum Fin Heatsink of 10W A19 to be Upgraded to 16.5W A19

Taiwan Puritic Corporation (TPC) has successfully improved the Aluminum Fin heatsink of 10W A19 to be upgraded to 16.5W A19 via the state-of-the-art ceramic coating and it can save significant cost. In recent yeas, TPC concentrates on Green Energy in order to have environmentally friendly products .The issue of heatsink plays an important role in LED and Solar Battery. The testing report of SGS shows that the heatsink of TPC can increase Luminous Efficiencies  and Light Extraction Efficiency. The ceramic coating can significantly decrease the temp...
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2012-12-20

TILS 2013: EVERLIGHT Introduces "SL-60E" Omni-directional LED A60 Bulb Series

EVERLIGHT introduces the new "SL-60E" omni-directional LED A60 bulb series. Comparing with the normal LED light bulb that only has 180 degree in beam angle, SL-60E’s beam angle has 270 degrees that can provide a better and uniform light source. SL-60E is provided two options of 8 Watt and 10 Watt in power consumption with performance of 70lm/W and 85lm/W which can be replaced 40 Watt and 60 Watt conventional light bulbs. SL-60E is provided two color temperatures of 2700K and 5700K, CRI is greater than 80 and the energy saving can be up ...
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2012-11-13

Osram Ships LED Replacements for 100-watt Bulbs in Lowe’s Stores

Osram Sylvania is shipping the first batches of its Ultra LED bulb at the price of $50 to some Lowe’s stores. The bulb uses 20 watts of electricity, and it’s slightly larger than a regular 100-watt bulb, so it may not fit in all fixtures. It has 25,000 hours of use, or more than 20 times the lifespan of a standard, incandescent bulb. Its competitor Philips also plans to start selling its own, slightly brighter 100-watt-equivalent LED bulb at Home Depot’s website starting in a few weeks for about $55. Startup Switch Lighting Bulb Co., with its unus...
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2012-11-01

TESS reveal brand new 12W 1000lm omni-directional LED Bulb Breakthrough the technology barrier in lighting market

Taiwan LED leading brand TESS today reveal brand new product – 12W 1000 lumens omni-directional LED Bulb, this remarkable product not only breakthrough the current technology barrier but also reflect the demand in lighting market, TESS proofs it great powerful research and development ability in LED solutions again. Core value of TESS R&D is to keep challenging technology barrier, to provide innovative LED products and to bring new concept of energy saving to next generation. This brand new omni-directional LED Bulb (12W CW-1000lm/12W WW-...
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2012-10-08

TESS offers 10W 800lm Omni-directional LED Bulb with MSRP US$11.9+ to Celebrate Happy 5th Anniversary

Taiwan LED lighting leading brand TESS (Top Energy Saving System) is going to celebrate its 5th anniversary, in order to reward the customers by supporting TESS for years, TESS offers 10W 800lm Omni-directional LED Bulb with MSRP US$11.9+. Keep providing LED lighting products into market for environmental protection and energy saving is our mission. TESS LED Bulb is 100% made in Taiwan. As TESS core competence is innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, the spec of TESS 10W 800lm Omni-directional LED Bulb is competitive com...
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2012-09-12

SWITCH Lighting Wins “Best of Boutique” Award at HD Boutique

SWITCH60, powered by LQD Cooling System, takes home top award at HD Boutique event in Miami SWITCH Lighting™, the first company to launch a family of liquid-cooled LED light bulbs with true incandescent-quality light, today announced that its 60 watt-equivalent bulb, the SWITCH60, was selected as a “Best of Boutique” winner at HD Boutique. HD Boutique is an event sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine that brings together the most influential design professionals and hospitality owners in the industry. SWITCH will be exhi...
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2012-09-11

How to choose light bulbs that aren't terrible

Energy-efficient light bulbs can be far from perfect. CFLs can take minutes to achieve full brightness compared with LEDs that brighten instantly, but in tests, one LED was dim and emitted a ghastly, bluish light color, and others couldn't cast light in all directions. Consumer Reports has identified four light bulb letdowns and ways to prevent them. Dim bulbs: Opt for more lumens. Check the lighting facts label on the packages of CFLs and LEDs for the number of lumens. The higher the lumens, the brighter the bulb. Weird light color: Choose the r...
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2012-09-10

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Report: LED light bulbs do least environmental harm

LED light bulbs have a slight environmental edge on compact fluorescent bulbs and both trump traditional incandescent bulbs by a wide margin, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory says in a new report. PNNL, a U.S. Department of Energy lab based in Richland, Wash., compared the environmental footprint of the three bulbs, including mining of raw materials, manufacturing, disposal and electricity use. It's the first public report to examine the impact of LED manufacturing in depth, the lab says. Among the study's conclusions: * Both LEDs and CFL...
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2012-09-05

LEDinside: How to choose the right LED bulb in China market when LED replacement age is coming?

In 2011, the National Development and Reform Commission announced that the ban on the sales of 100W and above incandescent bulbs would take effect in October 1, 2012. As the enforcement day is drawing near, LEDinside believes that now it has become the critical stage for the transition from conventional lighting to LED lighting. As the incandescent products are gradually phasing out and supportive policies of the SSL lighting industry are further introduced and implemented, LED lighting is faced up with a faster development than ever before. Over these years, with th...
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2012-09-05

Lend Lease, PolyBrite Convert Knox Hills Military Housing into World’s Largest Residential LED Community

Lend Lease, a leader in public-private community development, and PolyBrite International, Inc., manufacturer and creator of Borealis® LED Lamps and Lighting, have partnered to convert the Oak Park Neighborhood at Knox Hills into the largest residential LED community in the world. The project, which consists of more than 9,500 Borealis LED light bulbs installed in 164 homes, is scheduled for completion in October 2012. The new Borealis LED bulbs will reduce community energy costs by $34,000 in one year, more than $859,000 over the 22-year life span of th...
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2012-09-04

TESS offers 7W Omni-directional LED Bulb with MSRP US$9.9+

As environmental protection consciousness gains ground in the world, Taiwan LED lighting leading brand TESS (Top Energy Saving System) goes with the stream. In order to meet the market demand for LED bulbs and make the product more popular, TESS offers the best deal for 7W Omni-directional LED Bulb in worldwide market with MSRP US$9.9+.       This special program will expire within 1 month (starting 1st of Sept) with limited quantity 50K pcs TESS 7W Omni-Directional LED Bulb in MSRP US$9.9+. ...
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2012-09-04

Six Tips about LED Bulbs

1. Incandescents are dead. As manufacturers phase out traditional light bulbs that don't meet new federal standards for efficiency, the first to go are 100-watt bulbs in 2012. The phase-out continues with 75-watt bulbs in 2013 and 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs in 2014. You could substitute halogens or compact fluorescents CFLs, but LEDs will take you straight into the future of lighting. LEDs have been used in flashlights and reading lights for years. 2. Long live LEDs. Well-designed and -manufactured LED bulbs are rated to last 25,000 hours, or at least 22 yea...
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2012-09-03

The Ban of the Incandescent Bulbs Campaign in UK Takes Place

The phase-out of incandescent light bulbs Since September, 40W and 25W incandescent bulbs are no longer to be sold as EU directive aimed at reducing the energy use of lighting came into force.   Similar bans have come into effect in respect of 60W and 100W incandescent bulbs over the past three years. The restrictions are predicted to save 39 terawatt-hours of electricity across the EU annually by 2020. According to the European Commission, around 85 per cent of EU household lights are considered to be using too much electricity and, households could be expected...
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2012-09-03

Campaigners Warn Light-bulb Ban Caused Health Risk for ill-health People

A European ban on incandescent bulb takes effect in the UK since 1, September, despite the move to energy-saving bulbs has been widely welcomed, campaigners have warned that there are concerns about the impact on people who are sensitive to LED lighting. Seeks an exemption for those who suffer ill-health Campaigners warned two million people in the UK face increased risk of health problems. They can aggravate light-sensitive medical conditions such as the auto-
immune disease lupus, bring on nausea and migraines, and can even cause skin to burn. As a result, Edinburgh...
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2012-08-29

PIDA Predicts 1.05 million LED Light Bulbs will be Sold in Taiwan in 2012

Taiwan Photonic Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) has estimated that 1.05 million LED light bulbs will be sold in Taiwan by the end of 2012, 2.7 folds more than last year’s level. The hefty growth is mainly thanks to recent hikes of electricity rates on the island, narrowed price gap between LED light bulbs and CFLs, and much better lumen-watt performance of LED lamps than CFLs. as a result, the bright market outlook has drawn many local manufacturers to branch out into LED light bulb production and build up brand name in the m...
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2012-08-28

Panasonic LED Recognized as Only IDEA Sustainability Award Winner

Recently, Panasonic 20W LED lamp Clear Type, has been awarded the Sustainability Award, in addition to the Gold Award in the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) sponsored International Design Excellence Awards 2012 (IDEA).   Recognized as the most outstanding entry that couples design excellence with environmental responsibility, the IDSA unveiled and presented the Sustainability Award to the Panasonic LED light bulb at the award ceremony held on August 18 in the US. The jury appreciated the LED light bulb's "remar...
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2012-08-27

Follow-up Consumer Reports: LED Bulb’s Potential Advantages

Consumer Reports has show that 3 out of 4 Americans prefer CFLs to LEDs, mainly based on LED’s high cost. In spite of current expensive price, LED bulbs have their advantages as following. Keeps strong when turned on and off frequently Consumer Reports put CFLs and LEDs side by side and turned them on and off every two minutes. Some CFLs burned out, but all the LEDs were still going strong after 200,000 cycles. Dimmed as low as an incandescent bulb Unlike CFLs, some LEDs can be dimmed as low as an incandescent bulb. Additionally, they co...
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2012-08-24

Consumer Reports Study shows that Americans Prefer CFLs to LED

A Consumer Reports study released Thursday has shown American consumers’ attitudes toward LEDs. Only 25% use LEDs According to the study, of the 90% of Americans who have used LED or CFL light bulbs to save energy and cut costs most use CFLs. Almost 75% of consumers who have switched from incandescent bulbs currently use CFLs. In spite of LED features such as 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, last as long as 25 years, brighten immediately and often offer better light quality than compact fluorescents, only 25% use LEDs. Pr...
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2012-08-10

Philip’s L Prize LED bulb Passed DOE’s 18000 hours Test

On August 7, DOE has released a new report to announce Philips L Prize LED Bulb passed 18000 hours test. And from the test, DOE also gets a piece of more true prediction material on lumen maintenance ratio. 200 samples are tested. The test is under the constant temperature of 45 ° C, and uses mobile integral ball to measure spectrum. According to the test data which is watched at 7000 hours, the lumens maintenance ratio of L-Prize light bulb will be 97.1%, when it lights by 25000 hours. And the possibility reaches 95%, exceed general requirement(70%). Until J...
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2012-08-07

3M to Sell New LED Bulbs at September

The Maplewood-based manufacturer 3M Co. has intended to launch an LED light bulb that shines like an incandescent but uses 75-percent less energy and lasts for 25 years. It’s expected to sell the bulbs at Walmart stores by September. According to the Pioneer Press reports, the new bulb will be manufactured in New Ulm, Minn., and is made possible by 3M's optical film, adhesive and heat management technology. It will be sold at $25....
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2012-08-01

Delta Electronics Kicks off Selling 300,000 8W LED Bulbs at Taiwan 7-Eleven Stores

Delta Electronics has kicked off the cooperation with President Chain Store Corp., which runs 4,822 7-Eleven shops throughout Taiwan, to sell its brand-name LED light bulbs, paving the way for becoming Taiwan’s No.1 LED bulb brand. The company has built up a stock of 300,000 8W LED light bulbs at 7-Eleven stores and is preparing another 300,000 bulbs for next round of promotions at the chain store system. According to the company, the bulbs sold at stores feature omni-directional 270-degree beam angle, 100,000 times of on-off, two-year warranty, and Nichia...
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2012-07-31

NTL Electronics India achieves sales of 3 million LED bulbs over a period of a year

NTL Electronics India Limited has a good harvest with sales of 3.05 million LED lamps for the period July 2011 to June 2012, following 2 million LED lamps sales till June 2012. "In our new company, NTL Lemnis, we have a renewed focus on LED lighting. Globally, LEDs are fast replacing any other form of lighting and we are convinced that it will be the same for India shortly", says Mr. Arun Gupta, MD, NTL Electronics India Ltd. and Global CEO, NTL Lemnis BV. NTL Lemnis is the JV of NTL Electronics India with Lemnis of N...
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2012-07-31

ITRI Works on Designing Proposals for LED Light Bulb Standards

There is an increasing demand for LED light bulbs in Taiwan in 2012. Industry sources has estimated that the LED light bulb demand is expected to exceed 1,500,000 units in Taiwan for 2012 and the penetration rate into the local light bulb market is expected to exceed 30% in 2014, with an additional increase to 50% in 2015. The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) expects that by the end of 2012, there will be 46 brands of LED light bulbs and 154 models in Taiwan. However, some manufacturers’ labels can differ by 20 percent from their actual output, po...
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2012-07-27

Verbatim Launches New LED Lamps for Households as EU Bans Incandescent Bulbs

Targeting at the opportunity that European Union legislation will ban the manufacture and import of all incandescent bulbs since September 1st 2012, Verbatim has unveiled a complete family of cost effective retrofit LED lamps for households. Verbatim's new consumer product line-up comprises 13 products including LED lamps to replace 25W to 60W Classic A bulbs, 15W to 25W Classic B candle lamps, 25W droplet bulbs and 20W spotlights for both MR16 GU5.3 and PAR16 fittings. Colour temperatures range from 2700K to 3000K and each model has a minimum colour re...
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2012-07-24

Get to know more about Light Bulbs and Lighting Systems

By Scott Watson To understand more about the LEDs lighting designs, there’s a need to dig into the background aspect of light bulbs and lighting systems.  For more than 100 years now, light bulbs have been in use all over the world.    Such bulbs have undergone series of   changes   through the ingenuity of several scientists across the world.  The technology of the light bulbs and lighting systems has always   improved from one level to the other.  Basically, the whole scenario about light bulbs can be unders...
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2012-07-23

LED Bulbs will be half of the Market Price in Delhiites

Last Friday, Power distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) has announced a scheme under which LED bulbs will be sold at R399 each against the market price of R700 to R800.  Therefore, LED bulbs will now be available to Delhiites at almost half the market price. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that her government will grant some concession in value added tax to promote the use of LED bulbs. "The demand of power is going up by the day. It used to be 2,000 MW in the year 2000 and has risen to around 5,600 MW today. To ...
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2012-07-23

Shenzhen Civilight Receives Big LED Orders from Overseas Market

Shenzhen LED company Civilight has announced to receive overseas orders of 1 million units LED bulbs and 0.5 million units spotlights on July. These orders mainly come from Europe, especially from UK and Germany. According to its marketing manager, the company centers on selling its halogen color series products. The new product can achieve the color temperature as low as 2400K, and the CRI is 90. Also it can emit the same light effect as the traditional halogen light. Therefore it can receive increasing demands from overseas market in spite of euro crisis.  ...
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2012-07-13

Panasonic Announces to Stop Production of Incandescent Bulbs on October 31

Because Japanese government urges manufactures and retailers to promote the application of LED bulbs as well as the series of LED bulbs tends to complete, Panasonic has announced to stop production of incandescent bulbs used in household market before October 31th, 2012. Compared to the deadline that the company has planned to stop on 31th, March in 2013, it has aheaded of schedule by half year. According to Panasonic, the number of LED bulbs produced by the company has achieved to 48, however, the number of incandescent bulbs has greatly dropped from 207 in 2008 to 4. I...
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2012-07-05

Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 Report: New LED Chip, Equipment, and Plant Lighting Products Generated Buzz

At Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 and Display Taiwan 2012, LEDinside found that 40W-60W equivalent LED bulb and LED tube makers adopt mid and small power LED chips in pursuit of better lm/$. One of the highlights at the exhibition was Osram’s release of Duris 5630 LED series, targeting Asian commercial lighting market. The two exhibitions commenced on June 19-21. Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2012 had 1,525 booths and Display Taiwan 2012 had 473, a total of 2,018 booths and 820 participating companies. LEDinside Survey Currently, E...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE