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The omnidirectional LED bulb, in the traditional A19 shape of household incandescent light bulbs, is due to arrive in India by the end of the year and worldwide early in 2012.
The bulb will be available at stores in early December for between $40 and $50. Offering warm, even light, it appears a real contender for nudging out the beloved incandescent bulb.
LED makers are introducing replacements for the popular 60-watt incandescent bulb that use about 80 percent less electricity and that could last for years and years.
The replacement looks similar in shape to the common 60-watt incandescent bulb but offers greater energy efficiency and endurance.
Lighting Science Group says its 850-lumen bulb, which consumes 13 watts, will be available late next month and in Home Depot stores in March.
Competition is heating up for efficient LEDs designed for general lighting. Sylvania's 12-watt LED becomes available online this month.
A Philips LED bulb, designed as a general-purpose 60-watt replacement, goes on sale online at Home Depot and is due in stores next month.
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