Since GreenTech Pastures readers seem especially interested in the various LED retrofit options becoming available to replace incandescent light bulbs, here's another set of products that offer dimming capabilities.
The Pharox series includes the Pharox 500, a 500 lumens product that the maker, Lemnis Lighting, bills as the brightest dimmable LED bulb available. It uses 7 watts of power and is intended to last for 25 years. Lemnis will sell the bulb off its Web site. The company didn't provide pricing, but it says it will come in under 10 cents per lumen (so it seems to be in the magic $50 range that many other companies are targeting. As far as I can tell, the entire line will be available by the third quarter of 2010.
The new series comprises six different products, including the Pharox 800, an 800 lumen model that can last up to 17 years, saving about 85 percent of the energy it would take to illuminate an incandescent version.
Here's some more background on LED and CFL options: