60W LED Math Time

At 12W, this LED bulb is on par, at least consumption wise, to current 60W equivalent CFL’s without the mercury hazard.  Okay,  back to school time:

If one 12W LED bulb cost $xx.xx and lasted for 50,000 hrs,
and six 12W CFL’s cost $18.00, and lasted 8,000 hrs each,
how much would consumers comfortably pay for the LED bulb?  Give your opinion in the comment section, then read the post and see what you think.

from metaefficient: “The AmbientLED from Philips is the latest LED light designed to replace the 60 watt bulbs in people’s homes. Unlike older LEDs I tested, this light is definitely up to that job. It gives off 800 lumens of warm light, while running on 12 watts. It’s the first LED light to earn an ENERGY STAR qualification. To qualify, a 60-watt LED equivalent must have a minimum light output of 800 lumens, a color temperature of 2700K (for soft white light), color rendering index (CRI) of 80 and a minimum three year warranty, among other requirements… (more…)

Okay, at $18, this would be a no-brainer: LED for sure. At $23 – still a good deal figuring you’d spend $3.00 for an extra CFL to push the total hours to over 50,000 hours, and a couple of bucks saved for the annoyance of carting the CFL’s to the recycling center (that’s worth $2.00, right?). So – the current price is $39.00 0 $16 over and above the cost of CFL’s. Keep working at it, Philips, you’re getting closer to what you can get from Amazon. While these bulbs don’t reach the parameters that metaefficient is looking for either due to lumens or warranty, but are far less expensive to date:

Amazon’s Dimmable LED. 380-420 Lumens, but is worth noting at the price point. ($22.95)
ThePharox III DIMMABLE LED 6 Watt LED Light Bulb – 60 Watt Incandescent Replacement Bulb reaches the lumen mark at $24.95 (+ shipping brings it up to $29.94), still $10 less expensive than Philips.  Is the three year warranty worth $10?


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