eLightBulbs.com - The world's largest light bulb store!
High Volume Pricing Discounts with eLightBulbs Business Services
  |   View Your Shopping Cart
Click to Browse all of our Categories
Search
Help
800-948-1063

eLightBulbs Blog > Winner announced for US Government LED light bulb design contest.

Winner announced for US Government LED light bulb design contest.

Posted by Brian Dancer on Aug 8, 2011
Winner announced for US Government LED light bulb design contest.

The United States Congress offered a prize of sorts for light bulb manufacturing companies to create the first ultra-high efficient replacement for the world's most used bulb - the 60 watt incandescent.

Winner announced for US Government LED light bulb design contest.

The program, called the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize was designed to push innovation in lighting so we can get a real, usable LED light bulb that would offer the same amount of light as our most popular bulb.

The winning bulb was recently announced and was developed by Philips Lighting.  The environmental and economic impact of getting these installed en masse is in saving a whole lot of electricity.  I mean a LOT! =)    The bulb uses 10 watts of electricity to replace a typical 60 watt standard light bulb and it will last approximately 50 times longer than the old bulbs.  That incredible lifetime provides the second major environmental and economic impact—not having to produce and landfill up to 49 light bulbs.  If you multiply that out by the millions of homes in America and the dozens of light bulbs within each of those homes, and you come up with a huge impact.

With one company leading the way on this project, others will be sure to follow, and it is predicted that in the next 8 years or so, the cost of LED light bulbs like this one will be less than $10, making energy efficient lighting something more affordable for the majority of Americans.  Part of the proof of this is in taking a look at the price of a CFL light bulb back in the early 80’s, and comparing that to what they cost today.  They have come down in price by over 90% and the performance (light quality, warm tones, long life, dimmability) have all improved.

This new Philips bulb is not yet on the market, but you can click here to see all the LED light bulbs that are currently available. =)

Share This:
About the Author
Brian Dancer
Brian is the Director of Technology at eLightBulbs, spending a great deal of his time working with major marketing partners and focusing on driving traffic to the website. He also works heavily on providing insight and design elements to the development team, ensuring the platform is as user-friendly as can be.
SEARCH
SIMILAR POSTS
RECENT POSTS
eLightBulbs offers Visa Credit Card as a Payment Option eLightBulbs offers Mastercard Credit Card as a Payment Option eLightBulbs offers American Express Credit Card as a Payment Option eLightBulbs offers Discover Credit Card as a Payment Option eLightBulbs offers PayPal as a Payment Option eLightBulbs offers Amazon Payments as a Payment Option
eLightBulbs
 stress free shopping
The largest lighting selection in the world combined with the best service available. Read More...
eLightBulbs Blog
Company Info
About Us
Company History
Our Values
Media Files
Customer Resources
Contact Us
My Account
Search Help
Business Services
Shipping Rates
Return Policies
Lighting Library
FAQs
Lighting Tools
Energy Savings Calculator
Color Temperature Selector
How to Measure a Light Bulb
What's New?
Newest Products
Newest Product Reviews
Our Brands
Sylvania
Philips
GE
Westinghouse
TCP
Halco
Vickerman
Litetronics
EIKO
Ushio
Bulbrite
Maxlite
Satco
Fulham
Universal
Osram
Neptun
Eveready
Duracell
Terms & Conditions   © 1996-2015 eLightBulbs | All Rights Reserved.
eLightBulbs has a 5-Star rating with Shopper Approved! eLightBulbs has a 5-Star rating with PriceGrabber! eLightBulbs has a 5-Star rating with Amazon.com!