Thursday, 3 April 2014

Philips present the world's first clear LED lamp

Global lighting innovators Philips, have bought the traditional incandescent lamp into the 21st century by combining the aesthetic beauty of incandescent lamps with the latest LED technology. Philips' clear LED lamp has a unique innovative lens which emits beautiful light whilst retaining the classic shape of incandescent lamps. 

This latest development is the biggest change to incandescent lighting in the past 100 years. This 40 watt lamp contains the first LED capable of emitting light in all directions. Whilst maintaining the elegant shape and sparkling light of traditional incandescent lamps, Philips' clear LED lamp saves energy, has a lifetime of 25,000 hours, emits 470 lumens and even when dimmed maintains the same brightness levels as its 40 watt incandescent counterpart. 

Philips noted consumers' reluctance to switch-over to LEDs within the home as home-owners want to hold onto the traditional warm light and shape of incandescent lamps. Philips' clear LED lamp allows customers to hold onto the light they love whilst enjoying all the benefits of modern LED technology. The clear LED means the classic shaped lamp keeps its original beauty making it a seamless replacement for the standard 40 watt (A60 shape) lamp. This lamp is ideal for application in the living room and other areas where quality of lighting really matters. 

Rene van Schooten, CEO Light Sources & Electronics for Philips Lighting said: “With our L-prize LED bulb we showed that we could match the quality of incandescent light. With our clear LED bulb we’ve combined the aesthetic beauty and shape of the traditional incandescent with the benefits of LED. Using our innovations in LED the bulb is highly energy efficient, saving up to £8 per lamp per year.”

                               Features of Philips’ clear LED bulb:
  • Innovative lens for sparkling filament like light effect
  • Dimmable
  • Shape: A60
  • Lifetime: 25,000 hours
  • Colour Temp: 2700K
  • Lumens: 470
  • Energy efficient and cost saving: 85% energy efficiency (6w input wattage: 78 lumen per watt ratio)
  • Perfect light distribution (omnidirectional): >240D
  • Ideal for application in homes, hospitality and retail