30 Aug '11, 5am

60w Replacement LED Bulb Nears $15

60w Replacement LED Bulb Nears $15

Boy do I feel great for grabbing a handful of 60-watt replacement LEDs for $40 a pop! Lighting Science Group and India-based Dixon Technologies today announced plans to launch the world’s first sub-$15 60-watt equivalent LED bulb. The bulb will be available in India by the end of this year and around the world sometime in 2012. The omnidirectional bulb will be 35% more efficient than a CFL yet it won’t have mercury. Payback is expected to be about eight months assuming a price below $15, according to LSG . LSG’s cheaper LED bulb will consume about 8.5 watts, according to Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media , and will boast a brightness that is the same as an incandescent, according to Jonathan Skillings of CNET News . The bulb will have an expected life of 8 years. On a related note, LSG is planning a smart bulb that works with the [email protected] program Google discussed in ...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/08/lsg-dixon-affordable-6...

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