Friday, April 12, 2013

Philips LED lights to edge out fluorescent bulbs

The white fluorescent bulb is on its way out. The Royal Philips NV has claimed to develop a prototype of LED light which would be able to conserve energy and reduce the bill for electricity. The prototype is workable and the company is going in for mass production and will be made available for consumers in 2015. The company expects the LED light to replace the fluorescent bulb in the coming next ten years, at least by half.  Philips, which is the largest light maker in the world by sales, also claimed that the LED light would reduce the pollution.

CEO of Philips, Rene Van Schooten was very optimistic about the LED lights stating that it was a major step forward in the lighting world and would bring enormous energy saving. Siemens, General Electric and others are also in the business of LED lights but it had not yet taken off in a significant manner to replace the fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. Philips LED lights will be the game changer with the break though in producing 200 Lumens per watt of energy.