New, inexpensive (relatively) LED bulb

Lighting Science Group and Dixon Technologies have unveiled a new 60-watt equivalent LED bulb that they say will retail for less than $15.  The bulb will be jointly manufactured and distributed by the two companies.  It will be available in the U.S. early next year.

This development is remarkable for two reasons:

  • Almost all LED bulbs produced to this point have been 40-watt equivalent bulbs.  These bulbs will be one and a half times as bright.
  • At a price of less than $15, these bulbs will be relatively inexpensive – especially considering they are so new.

With normal use, the estimated payback period is only about eight months.

It’s nice to see this kind of technological, manufacturing and pricing progress in LED bulbs.

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.