gGadget > LED Light Bulb Champions of CES 2012
Yesterday at CES 2012, RCA officially announced that it is developing an LED light bulb line to be released to consumers in the near future. Additionally, Visio, Toshiba, and Panasonic have all said that they have LED bulbs in the works. Energy-saving LED light bulbs and solar powered lights seem to be the wave of the future in the lighting industry. Until recently, few consumers were interested in LED lights simply because of their high prices. The good news is that the price of the average LED light bulb is going down, and LED light bulbs for home use are becoming even more energy efficient.
There are some pretty impressive LED light bulb models at CES 2012, but two models in particular have wowed CES attendees. Here they are:
SWITCH Lighting LED lights come in four different wattage varieties: 100, 75, 60, and 40. Each lightbulb has a unique design that allows it to last for thousands of hours before going out while consuming only a fraction of the amount of energy an ordinary lightbulb uses. Additionally, the design of SWITCH bulbs allows them to disperse heat efficiently, so they never heat up too much. The innovative technology used by the developers at SWITCH Lighting makes SWITCH products perfect for LED home lighting. The bulbs can be used in a variety of LED light fixtures and even work with dimmer light fixtures.
SWITCH75, which is pictured on the left, was named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design & Engineering Awards Honoree. SWITCH75 is currently being featured at the CES 2012 Design & Innovations Showcase.
The Lighting Science Group has generated a considerable amount of interest at CES this year thanks to their new 60-watt cheap LED lights. Good quality LED lights usually cost consumers around $40, but Lightning Science’s new 60-watt World Bulb will only cost $15, when it is released later this year. The World Bulb is supposed to burn brightly for at least 17 years because it uses almost 90% less electricity than an ordinary bulb. This means that it saves you money and electricity in the long run.
Like the Switch75, the low-cost 60-watt World Bulb was named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design & Engineering Awards Honoree and is featured in the CES Design & Innovations Showcase.
The success of LED technology at CES 2012 indicates that the bulbs of the future won’t be florescent. Major companies are already starting to shift their efforts to LED light projects. LED technology is only going to get more advanced and affordable and thus more appealing to consumers. Who wouldn’t want to only have to buy new light bulbs once every 17 years?