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$10M L Prize goes to Philips for 60W replacement LED bulb

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katgod
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re: $10M L Prize goes to Philips for 60W replacement LED bulb
katgod   8/10/2011 6:39:18 PM
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Some people are early adopters of any new technology. There is something to be said for being the first to own something. Agree, LED bulbs won't be everyones list of must have but they are going to change our lighting world in a positive way.

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katgod   8/10/2011 6:29:38 PM
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Because it will save everyone money including the government and it will reduce our need for foreign energy.

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green_is_now   8/10/2011 5:16:31 PM
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If it is mre than 10$ this will not sell mainstream. I did not buy any of these until they came down under 9.99. I only bought them because I am a techy-EE that has been preprogrammed with all the LED hype in these rags.

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_hm   8/4/2011 9:32:47 PM
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What is exact CRI for this LED bulb? 90 or higher is good number for LED lamp but if the have achieved 96-98 CRI, that will be very really useful. Will they also provide different CCT required for differertn climates?

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pixies   8/4/2011 9:10:27 PM
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I may buy a couple just because it looks so much cooler.

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elctrnx_lyf   8/4/2011 6:27:19 PM
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I started reading this post thinking about a regular CCFL lamp. But surely this sounds much different. Hope to see this soon on the market but I'm not ready to buy it for $22 :)

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chanj0   8/4/2011 6:22:28 PM
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I hope the promise of price reduction comes true. I have seen Philips selling $50.00 LED light bulb. A similar CFL costs about $9.00 from the same brand and $0.99 from an unknown brand.

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RGRU   8/4/2011 1:19:58 AM
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So where can I buy this?

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Code Monkey   8/3/2011 10:39:41 PM
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It's actually the government's job to promote the general welfare. Putting up the money for the prize was an investment on behalf of the bulb-using public.

esyoung
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re: $10M L Prize goes to Philips for 60W replacement LED bulb
esyoung   8/3/2011 9:14:35 PM
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Congratulations. But why is the government writing this check (for a commercially viable product that will make lots of profit) when it can't pay its debts??

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