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The Philips SlimStyle LED reinvents the light bulb (pictures)

Check out the eyebrow-raising design of Philips' new light.

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Meet Philips' new LED

The SlimStyle 60-watt replacement LED offers energy-efficient lighting with a unique new design.
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Flat design

The flattened design is unlike anything you've seen from household bulbs of the past.
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Flat, but curvy

The horseshoe-shaped string of lights is designed to disperse heat more effectively than traditional, bulb-shaped LEDs.
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Familiar color tone

The SlimStyle LED puts out 800 lumens at a color temperature of 2700K, giving it a warm, familiar, soft white glow.
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Compared with Cree

The SlimStyle's light output is similar to what you'll get from a Cree 60-watt replacement LED -- both bulbs put out 800 lumens. The Cree is slightly more efficient though, using only 9.5 watts. The SlimStyle uses 10.5 watts.
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Compatible base

The A19 base should fit into common household lamps and light fixtures.

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