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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

In Lightbulb Lab, LEDs Have Been On 8,000 Hours And Counting

To help you save energy, we leave our lightbulbs on. And two of our top-rated light-emitting diodes have been cycling on and off for the past eight months. The 60-watt replacement Philips AmbientLED 12.5W 12E26A60, $25, claims to last for 25,000 hours, and Home Depot's EcoSmart LED Downlight 10.5W 65W E26 ECO-575L, $35, claims to last for 35,000 hours. So we keep testing.

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Anonymous said...

Sometimes what happens in a lab bears little resemblance to what happens in the real world.

Anonymous said...

there is a lightbulb in a new jersy firehouse that has been lit for over 100 years

its not led

Anonymous said...

Edison built obsolete light bulbs just as he imagined selling battery and transfer stations and embraced direct current.
He was no altruist he yalways imagined the bottom line GE and Phillips followed suite they were not stupid either
Ever wonder why your computer at best is only effective for five years and you buy a new one platformed on the same OS the style of cars change but only as of late they are more efficient the market only meets consumer demands if they can sell the same old junk in a different color they will