Higher CRI

This comparison shows the Philips L Prize LED light on the left and Philips AmbientLED on the right. Both are 60-watt equivalents, but the L Prize LED gives off more light with 940 lumens compared to 806 lumens. The light quality is significantly better, too, with the L Prize rated at 93 CRI and the AmbientLED at 80. In terms of power consumption, the L Prize consumes 9.7 watts compared with 12.5 watts for the AmbientLED. Both bulbs give off light in all directions. (The light from this photo is from a table lamp above the pillow.)

Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET

LED comparison

In terms of design, Philips is using the same general approach for its latest LED bulbs for general lighting. The yellow/orange plastic on the outside acts as the phosphor to convert the blue light from the LED chips into a more pleasing and familiar yellow light. The light temperature for both bulbs is 2,700 Kelvin, similar to an incandescent bulb. The metal near the base acts as a heat sink, which is important to ensuring the long life of LEDs.

Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET


This photo shows a quick snapshot of the wattage, amount of light, and other important features for consumers. The bulb works on a dimmer and can be used in "damp spaces."

Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET

Lighted LED

This photo shows Philips LED bulbs when illuminated. The crown-like top gives off light in all directions.

Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET


Want to see the future of car technology?

Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Hot Products