GE’s lighting division is this week switching on its 27 W light-emitting diode (LED) replacement for the 100 W incandescent light bulb.
The technology, which has been developed at GE Lighting’s East Cleveland, Ohio lab, uses proprietary synthetic jet cooling technology to generate 27 W in a conventional ‘A-19’ bulb shape.
GE already has a 9 W LED to replace the 40 W traditional bulb and a 60 W replacement in the form of a 13 W LED. But the new 27 W LED will leapfrog over the next milestone of a 75 W replacement to go straight to 100 W.
The new LED produces 1600+ lumens, omnidirectional light distribution and has a lifetime of 25,000 hours. It is also dimmable and contains no mercury.
“Our innovation has tackled a previously insurmountable technical challenge: cooling a 100 W A-19 shaped replacement LED bulb without making it physically any bigger,” says Steve Briggs of GE Lighting.
GE claims that the new LED suffers from none of the problems that plague other dimmable LEDs such as flicker, drop-off or even inaction.
“We now have a clear path to attaining even higher light levels, which will give customers more energy-efficient lighting options in both commercial and residential settings,” he adds.
For further information:
The right lighting could save UK businesses £700 million, says Carbon Trust (7-Dec 2011)
China to phase out inefficient light bulbs in five years (7-Nov 2011)
LG to invest $7 billion in ‘green new business’ (27-Sept 2011)
EnLight and Macy’s plan bright futures for LED lighting (8-Sept 2011)
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