Would you pay $60 bucks for a lightbulb?
What if it mean $165 in savings over it's lifetime?
The pricey, award winning LED is hitting the shelves today, in the USA.
There is general acceptance that LED technology
is superior to traditional incandescent lighting, but will people invest that kind of cash up-front on a technology that could change tomorrow? The savings are not immediate.
The bulb only needs 10 watts to deliver the equivalent of a 60-watt incandescent bulb, reports the Washington Post. That puts you ahead a whopping 2,480 watt-hours (2.48 kilowatt-hours) in a 31-day month, or a monthly cost of $0.38.
Manufacturer Philips says if it replaced every 60-watt incandescent bulb in the United States with it's new bulb,
the country would save $3.9 billion in electricity in just one year.
The bulb won a $10 million US government eco-bulb prize. Philips has arranged
discounts and rebates to bring the price down to $25 in some areas,
reports the BBC
Phillips won a $10 million US government eco-bulb prize—originally had a hefty $60 price tag but manufacturer Philips has arranged discounts and rebates to bring the price down to $25 in some areas, reports the BBC
it's still going to take you a long while to recoup your LED investment