Don’t call it Philips if not the pioneer in lighting industry. The new Philips EnduraLED is a 12 watt led light bulb that will replace a 60 watt incandescent light bulbs’ brightness.


Philips EnduraLED uses a mere 12 watts power and capable of delivering a 806 lumens industry brightness benchmark. Furthermore, EnduraLED has long lifespan of 25,000 hours.

How significant is the role of LED light bulb to a country’s economy?

Every year, more than 425 million 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are sold in the United States, representing approximately 50% of the domestic incandescent light bulb market. According to calculations by Philips, this LED replacement has the potential to save 32.6 terawatt-hours of electricity in one year, enough to power the lights of 16.7 million U.S. households or 14.4% of the total number of households in the entire US. It would also eliminate the generation 5.3 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

According to news released by Philips, EnduraLED light bulbs will meet the market by fourth quarter this year.  No details on pricing yet.

[ Source: BusinessWire ; Philips ]