Phillips Debuts 75-Watt LED Equivalent

Phillips has rolled out the world’s first energy efficient lighting replacement for ye olde 75-watt incandescent bulb – the Philips EnduraLED A21 17-watt light bulb.

This new LED bulb – the latest addition to Phillips’ LED line-up – reportedly lasts 25 times longer than its 75-watt incandescent predecessor and uses a whopping 80% less energy. Other Phillips LED bulbs include 25W and 40W equivalents, as well as the Energy Star-qualified Philips EnduraLED 12.5-watt bulb, the first commercially-available LED replacement  for the 60-watt incandescent bulb.

image via Philips

The EnduraLED A21 17-watt makes use of Phillips’ Luxeon LED technology, exceeding Energy Star qualifications for an LED-based replacement for the 75-watt incandescent light bulb by delivering more than 1100 lumens with on a budget of 17-watts of electricity, a color temperature of 2700k, a color rendering index of 80, and a rated life of 25,000 hours. (You’ll have to take Phillips’ word on this, as the bulb has not yet undergone its mandatory third-party testing for Energy Star certification.)

The company estimates that, over the course of the bulb’s lifetime, it will save a homeowner $160 over on electricity bills over the 75-watt incandescent bulb – a good deal, since the MSRP is expected to come in around $40 – $45.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.


  • Reply May 26, 2011

    Patrick Mok

    VIOLED INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD (SINGAPORE) has developed the company’s 14 Watts LED A19 Light Bulb that is comparable in brightness with the 100 Watts incandescent. The product has already been in use for nearly 2 years.

  • Reply January 6, 2012

    Andreas Grabher

    That is wrong, is not the first!!!nOur 3D Bulb with 12 Watt is on Market and better as the Philips.nWe have 1200 Lumen and light around as by Glow Bulb.nAlso we have 2 kind color, that not so Yellow as

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