LED is next generation bulb
(Pakistan Engineering Review Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LEDs will be the next generation of energy saver bulbs. A California startup is out to change the world. This was shone at Consumer Electronics Show in California (January 12) with a light bulb blending beauty and efficiency with love for the earth. Switch Lighting executives Tracy Bilbrough and Brett Sharenow glowed as they showed off new generation LED (light emitting diode) bulbs that they believe will transform the global market worth more than $30 billion. ‘It is exciting to see the little David taking on the Goliaths of the world,’ Switch chief Bilbrough said. You pick this because it doesn’t have mercury; you can dim it; it loves cold weather; there is no ultraviolet so they don’t draw any bugs outdoors, and it fits in any fixture an incandescent bulb goes in. Switch bulbs are being tested in two US hotels and will begin shipping in a month or so as a smart option to incandescent or CFL models.
Incandescent bulbs are power sucking classics being phased out around the world, replaced by energy efficient CFL versions containing toxic mercury that make them hazardous to toss in the rubbish. LEDs are really the next thing in lighting, said Switch chief strategy officer Sharenow. The Silicon Valley company’s bulb is touted as ‘earth friendly’ from ‘cradle to cradle’ and has life seven times longer than CFLs while providing the light people that like.
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