Philips AmbientLED receives ENERGY STAR rating
by Mark R
Generally, I usually do not review light bulbs on this blog. After all, it is a light bulb, a device that has been around since the time of Thomas Alva Edison. It’s hardly the coolest thing out today in our technological society.
However, it would appear that Philips has improved upon the device that changed everything. The AmbientLED can replace a 60 watt incandescent A19 bulb with a light output of 800 lumens, a voltage of 120 volts, and an energy use of just 12.5 watts. That all adds up to a life of about 25,000 hours, which the company somehow calculated to 15 years of use. I did the math, and it is about 3 years of use if the light is left on 24/7.
The AmbientLED has achieved an ENERGY STAR label, and, as you can see, the AmbientLED line has a unique A-shape. You may also have noticed that it is orange on the top. Believe me, it glows a Warm White when on, and it is quite bright.
In fact, I have it in the lamp by my desk, and I’m guessing that I won’t have to replace it for quite a while. I wonder if I will even remember to blog about it if it doesn’t last 15 years.
If you want to invest in this light bulb now, the Philips Ambient LED Dimmable 60W Replacement Light Bulb is available for about $45.