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A warm glow from Philips' newest LED (pictures)

The new Philips Warm Glow LED changes tones as you dim it down.

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Philips LED with Warm Glow Dimmable Light

The newest LED from Philips is a low-cost Cree competitor that offers a unique twist on dimming. Click through for a closer look.

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Traditional looks

No futuristic, flattened design here -- the Philips Warm Glow LED is a classically-shaped light bulb aimed at fans of incandescents.

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Plenty bright

At max brightness, you'll get well over 800 lumens from the Warm Glow LED.

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Efficiency

That brightness is impressive, given that the Warm Glow LED draws less than 10 watts. That makes it good for nearly 90 lumens per watt.

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Maximum brightness

With the light dimmed all the way up, the bulb shines at a yellowy 2,700K.

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Minimum brightness

Dim the light down, though, and the color temperature falls towards the reddish-orange end of the spectrum. Here it is at its minimum setting -- about 1,900K.

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Warranty

Unlike previous Philips LEDs, the Warm Glow LED comes with a 10-year warranty, matching the warranty offered by the Cree 60W replacement LED.

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Price point

The Philips Warm Glow LED will retail for $10 at Home Depot starting this March.

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