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Philips sets new bar with L Prize LED (photos)

On Earth Day, Philips will release a $50 LED bulb that is the most energy efficient LED bulb in the 60-watt equivalent category.

4 Images By April 18, 2012


Philips brings home 'L Prize' with efficient LED lamp

Philips' 60-watt equivalent LED bulb, expected in stores next year, wins the L Prize for the most energy-efficient and long-lasting lighting product.

By August 3, 2011


Philips' pricey LED bulb has impressive specs

Company's L Prize LED bulb, which will go on sale on Earth Day for $50 online and in stores, brings a big jump in efficiency, life, and light quality.

By April 18, 2012


Bright light, big price

Phillips has just released its most energy efficient lightbulb to date: the Phillips L Prize LED bulb. While the bulb was designed to last upwards of three decades, it has generated some controversy because of its $60 price tag. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

April 27, 2012


Philips LED replaces 100-watt incandescent

Company's latest EnduraLED is a 100-watt equivalent due in the fall that consumes 23 watts and is rated for more than 20 years of use.

By May 7, 2012


Bridgelux hits LED efficiency mark in move to silicon

LED light source maker Bridgelux expects to start making LED chips on silicon wafers in about two years, a technology transition meant to cut LED lighting costs.

By August 9, 2011


Cree demo LED bulb turns up dial on efficiency

A prototype bulb has an efficiency, as measured by lumens per watt, that is more than double commercial CFLs and LED bulbs available today.

By August 2, 2011


Home Depot to sell Philips LED to replace 60-watt bulb

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.

By October 7, 2010


Philips offers LED replacement for 60-watt bulb

The replacement looks similar in shape to the common 60-watt incandescent bulb but offers greater energy efficiency and endurance.

By May 12, 2010


Sleeper successes: Tech that's taken its time

For every overnight digital success such as Twitter, there's a slow-burning technology that's struggled for years to get the credit it deserves. Here are ten of the best

By November 18, 2009