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.
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.