New LED replacement bulb for 60-watt light bulbs

As reported in this article from fastcompany.com, Philips has developed a very energy efficient LED light bulb that is a direct swap-in replacement for the standard 60-watt incandescent bulbs.

Phillips applied their scientific and engineering know-how to perfect the “remote phosphor” technology that makes the bulbs give off a soft white glow, and optimize the optical light-casting performance of the bulbs.

Sure, these new LED bulbs cost more than the old incandescent bulbs.  But considering they can last 25 times longer (about 10 years of normal use) and use 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs, don’t you think they probably should cost more?  Also, you should more than recoup the extra cost of the LED bulbs from energy savings and fewer light bulb replacements.

For all the people that put off buying the admittedly imperfect fluorescent bulbs because they didn’t like the light the bulbs produced, didn’t like the shape of the bulbs, were concerned about the small amount of Mercury in the bulbs, or any other reason, these new LED bulbs should be called the No Excuses light bulbs.  These new, technologically advanced bulbs appear to be a game-changer, and there are simply no valid excuses for not buying and installing these bulbs. 

These new bulbs should be in stores around the end of the year.

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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.