Philips unveils its $10 million LED light bulb

April 26, 2010 / 1 Comment

As for now, Philips stands as the lonely first in the would-be line of contenders vying for the $10 million prize slated by the US government for offering an energy efficient alternative to the 60 Watt light bulb.

philipsxled11 Philips unveils its $10 million LED light bulb

The idea of an XL prize money on developing a light bulb may seem absurd but the amount of energy it would help save, which comes to 34 Terawatt-hours of power nationwide per year, does validate the huge offering. The entries were supposed to deliver at least 900 Lumens output, with a consumption of less than 10 watts, and a lifespan of at least 25,000 hours.

Energy saving is good; we hope they also keep the cost economics of the 21st century lighting substitute in mind.

Via: Dvice


  • http://www.thekpv.com ebike

    the R&D into such a bulb started years before creation of a 10 million contest.. yes / no ?