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New LED Light Bulbs: Panasonic Everleds

10/6/2009 3:11:27 PM

Tags: Lighting, Light bulbs, Green Lighting, Energy Efficient Lighting

My college roommate and I often talked about technologies that we thought were designed to break, like light bulbs for instance, so that you have to buy more. How could we create a product that would last longer and have less of an impact on the environment?

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New light bulbs featuring LED technology will be available soon. Photo Courtesy Panasonic.

Phillips is releasing Everleds, a new line of LED light bulbs for home use, in Japan on October 21. The light bulbs have a 40,000-hour life span, which breaks down to 19 years of use if the switch is flipped on for five and a half hours every day.

A 60 watt bulb costs approximately $40, but the approximate cost of running the bulb is significantly lower than an incandescent bulb—$3 a year in comparison to $25.80.

Currently Panasonic is conducting research in other markets and is considering selling the bulbs in the States, too.

Think you’ll use these LED bulbs if they come to the American market? Share your views in the comments section below.



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hansel
5/22/2014 4:34:50 AM
My boss decided to replace all the old incandescent light bulbs with more efficient ones when the office remodeling was done and computers from http://www.perfdata.com/ were installed. Just like the new computers we bought, the bulbs are more energy efficient and allow us to save money on electricity.

Bensonsmith
5/4/2014 11:34:55 PM
http://www.exled.co.uk/products-by-type/led-ceiling-panels - LED lighting for office buildings and commercial interiors. Lights that will brighten up the office, canteen, stairwells



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