GE debuts LED bulb to replace 100-watt incandescent
East Cleveland, Ohio, May 9, 2012
GE Lighting this week will illuminate a light-emitting diode (LED) replacement for the 100-watt incandescent light bulb.
The bulb, developed in its East Cleveland, Ohio LED lab, packages 27-watts of input power in a standard “A-19” bulb shape.
The GE Energy Smart 27-watt LED bulb incorporates proprietary synthetic jet technology that was enabled by GE’s collaboration with ecomagination challenge winner Nuventix, creator of LED cooling technologies for energy-efficient lighting.
GE’s 27-watt Energy Smart LED bulb, on store shelves in the US and Canada the first half of 2013 (MSRP to be determined), will debut on a global stage starting today (May 9) at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, the world’s largest lighting trade show.
GE’s existing portfolio of LED bulbs includes a 13-watt LED (60-watt incandescent replacement) and a 9-watt LED (40-watt incandescent replacement), which was the first incandescent-shaped (A-19) LED in the world to earn Energy Star qualification.
“Our innovation team has tackled a previously insurmountable technical challenge: cooling a 100-watt A-19 shaped replacement LED bulb without making it physically bigger,” says Steve Briggs, general manager of LED systems, GE Lighting. “Each subsystem such as optics, electronics and thermals needed to be designed for miniaturization and cooperative performance. We explored the limits of what’s possible and pushed far beyond industry expectations and competitors’ thinking and product offerings.” - TradeArabia News Service