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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A video comparison on LEDs, CFLs + incandescents
Hank Green, The Editor of EcoGeek, has produced a useful video which shows off some of the latest domestic LEDs and compares them with traditional incandescents.

In Ban The Bulb's opinion LEDs are definitely an important part of the future and should provide the new minimum energy performance standard for 100W and 60W light bulbs within 3-5 years.

Last week, Ban The Bulb demonstrated the comparable performance of the 4W EcoLED to a 40W domestic incandescent on BBC Breakfast TV.

Thanks to Greenpeace UK for finding Hank's demonstration.

Useful links:


8W EcoLED : with cooling metal plates

7W Earth LED : ZetaLux : with cooling metal plates

13 W Earth LED : EvoLux : with cooling fan!

Last week's media interest in light bulbs, triggered by the Daily Mail (see: a, b, c, d, e, f, g) has generated some interesting correspondence from a lighting company that uses ceramics (excited by radio frequencies) to produce light, which should be able to beat the energy performance and illumination of domestic LEDs within 2 years!

I'll let you know more once I've visited their factory at the end of the month.

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