Philips EnduraLED 12-watt light bulb outshines competition, costs more

Philips EnduraLED 12-watt light bulb outshines competition, costs more

Summary: Philips has unveiled the EnduraLED light bulb, a powerful lighting fixture using only 12 watts of electricity but is the first LED equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

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Philips has unveiled the EnduraLED light bulb, a powerful lighting fixture using only 12 watts of electricity but is the first LED equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

The EnduraLED outshines other LED bulbs with stats like 80% in energy savings and the promise to last at least 25x longer than the old incandescent technology. With 806 lumens, a EnduraLED bulb should last up to 25,000 hours and save $120 per lamp during that time.

Philips' eco-friendly bulb will be ready to turn on at home or in the office by the fourth quarter of this year, but unlike the recently announced Home Depot LED bulb, this one won't be so affordable. According to Engadget, environmental enthusiasts will reportedly have to shell out around $60 per EnduraLED bulb.

Albeit that the Philips version is more energy efficient, that is a lot to invest in a light bulb up front, making the initial popularity of this product is debatable.

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  • Energy savings

    The energy savings might be even more if you account for the fact that these bulbs produce almost no heat. In the summer your A/C won't have to work as hard.
    Salonikios
  • RE: Philips EnduraLED 12-watt light bulb outshines competition, costs more

    Any money you save in air conditioning, you will then have to spend on heating bills because the bulbs will not contribute to heat your home in Winter.
    malcarada
  • RE: Philips EnduraLED 12-watt light bulb outshines competition, costs more

    Your definition of "first" is difficult to swallow. I've had 60-watt equivalent can lights from llfinc.com for over two years. You need to specify what exact bulb type it's the first 60 watt equivalent of.
    jrp@...
    • Yup, its marketing hype.

      As one who has been buying LED replacement lamps for my home for over two years now, I can assure all that this is just marketing hype on the part of Phillips. I have an 8 watter that produces more than a 60 watt incandescent (1000 lumens) for just $50. And the same company that sells it also sells a 20 watter if you want more. Big corporations like Phillips create their own "facts" with endless funds for marketing.
      George Mitchell
  • RE: Philips EnduraLED 12-watt light bulb outshines competition, costs more

    A 60 watt equivalent CFL light bulb uses 13 watts and costs approx $1.25. Even at that, I do expect more LED lamps will sell as costs go down.
    perversion2003@...
  • Just use less light, enjoy the stars

    People hundreds of years ago did it, why can't we ?
    TxM2xTx
  • RE: Philips EnduraLED 12-watt light bulb outshines competition, costs more

    A standard 60 watt (W) A19 incandescent lamp will produce 865 lumens (L) of light. The efficiency rating is 14.4 lumens-per-watt (L/W).

    865L divided by 60W = 14.4 L/W

    The new Philips Endura LED will produce 800 lumens of light. The efficiency rating is 64 L/W.

    800L divided by 12.5W = 64 L/W.

    64L/W is more efficient than 14.4L/W.

    You get more work (light) for less power. The less electricity you use to illuminate your space, the less money you spend on the electric bill.

    I'd rather drive a 32MPG car than a 7MPG car anyday!
    tigerx2374
  • RE: Philips EnduraLED 12-watt light bulb outshines competition, costs more

    got mine for $15 ;) after insteant rebate threw the power company. $30 usually at home depot.
    its a kick ass LED bulb. I love the light.
    ShqTth