GE’s LED Bulb Ready for Action

April 12, 2010 / 3 Comments

GE has announced an LED bulb that is ready for action and will likely dim the heat on incandescent bulbs. The bulb in question is scheduled for availability later this year, and will be as bright as the conventional 40 Watt incandescent bulb. It will however, consume just 9 Watts of power.
ge led light bulb GEs LED Bulb Ready for Action
This joint project from Cree and GE makes LED lighting a lot more practical. The bulbs can go into conventional sockets, making a shift towards LEDs easier. Design of the bulb manages to look weird, but those “things” covering the bulb are GE’s design to make the light from LEDs go in all directions. LEDs can be fairly unidirectional, and tend to focus light on a spot. The finger-like appendages help the bulb send light in all directions.

GE says that the bulb contains no mercury and can go on for 17 years, given a usage of four hours everyday. While that works out pretty well, what doesn’t sound good is the $50 price tag these bulbs will carry.

Source: Ecogeek, Dvice

3 Responses

  • VJJ / April 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    These will cost around $50!

    I’ve been using 9 watt CFLs all over my house for years. They last me 2-5 years depending how often they get turned on & off. The one above the stairs where there’s no windows has been burning continuously 24/7 for almost 8 years. The 4100k-5600K color temperature 9 watt CFLs (pure white to daylight in color) are about as bright as a 75 watt incandescent bulb. They cost $4-$6. The 2700K 9 watt CFLs (The most common, about the slight yellowish tint of a normal incandescent bulb) are as bright as a 60 watt bulb, & cost $1-$2.

  • Alice / December 3, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I found some pretty good deals on the new Philips A19’s on earthled.com They are offering a $10 rebate off any product or off the total purchase amount. These make great stocking stuffers for the eco-friendly people in your life.

  • Rob / December 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I enjoy the LED’s that I purchased from Earthled.com I feel safe knowing that there aren’t any harmful chemicals in my lights and some of them don’t even break at all upon impact!

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