Only recently, we talked about the XL prize money announced by the US government for offering an alternative to the 60-Watt incandescent light bulb that would consume 10 Watts and give at least 900 lumens. Philips remains the sole contender with its USD $10 million LED light bulb that meets the criteria. Osram Sylvania too has introduced a general-purpose LED light that falls a little short of the mark.
The new Sylvania LED lamp is targeted at replacing 60-watt bulbs and will consume 12 watts and give off 810 lumens, more than a typical 60-watt incandescent. The light, which will be available at the end of this year, is dimmable and will last 25,000 hours, or 12 times more than traditional light sources. However, the company has yet let out nothing on the pricing other than articulating that they would be affordably priced. According to the company ‘color rendering, at 2700K, makes it a good option for everyday lighting, including desk lamps, wall-mounted fixtures, and ceiling fixtures.’