I’m really excited about NanoLight bulbs

There’s just nothing quite like technological innovation to really improve some products.  For example, the folks at NanoLight have developed an LED bulb that they say is the most energy-efficient light bulb in the world – and it’s also unlike any light bulb I’ve ever seen.

The reason the bulb looks so unusual is they evidently designed it for maximum efficiency with no preconceived ideas that it had to look like a typical light bulb.  Not only is their light bulb unusual looking, it is amazingly energy-efficient (their energy-efficiency claims may still need to be verified by an independent, third party).

A reasonable method to measure and evaluate different types of light bulbs is by determining the amount of lumens produced, and the amount of energy (watts) used.  A lumen is a measure of the visible light emitted by a source.

An old-type incandescent bulb only produces about 16 lumens per watt.  A standard 100-watt bulb produces 1,600 lumens.  A compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb produces around 66 lumens per watt.  To produce 1,600 lumens only requires 24 watts (4 times less energy than an incandescent bulb).  A LED bulb produces about 80 lumens per watt.  For 1,600 lumens, only 20 watts are needed (5 times less energy than an incandescent bulb).

A NanoLight bulb produces an astounding 133 lumens per watt.  To produce 1,600 lumens only requires 12 watts (8 times less energy than an incandescent bulb, and 2 times less energy than even a CFL).

I sincerely hope the NanoLight bulbs are as energy-efficient as they state, and they are able to start mass-producing those bulbs in the very near future.

About the Author

Mark H. Witte is a strong proponent for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and believes individuals should have more control over how the energy for their homes is produced.