Sunday , the united states presents new light bulbs to coincide with Earth Day
this new energy-saver bulbs has been designed by the Dutch Electronic company philips that replaced the regular bulb wire with Bi-Ions (LED )
this technique will extend the life of the lamps up to 20 years , also their prices very high up to 60$/lamp.
philips provided a discount for stores as they can purchased it at 20$/lamp.
this LED bulb won the (L prize) to manufacture Energ-saving lamps to replace the 60 watt fluorescent lamps.
philips was the only applicant for this competition and won the prize after testing over 18 month ago , there is already a product with cheaper price in the markets but less efficient than LED Bulbs
About The L Prize®
The L Prize® is the first U.S. government-sponsored technology competition challenging lighting manufacturers to develop Energy-saving and a high quality solid state lighting product to replace the common incandescent bulb.
Spurred by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the L Prize competition to replace today’s most widely used and inefficient technology—the 60W incandescent bulb.
The competition requirements included a rigorous evaluation process for performance which included testing conducted by independent laboratories and field assessments in collaboration with utilities and other partners, to validate the performance, quality and energy efficiency of the winning product.