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Published on October 23rd, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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New LED Light Bulb Lasts 30 Years

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October 23rd, 2008 by
 
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Looking for an energy-efficient yet attractive alternative to CFL light bulbs? Check out Frog Design’s innovative LED bulb. It’s shaped like a regular bulb instead of a LED— and best of all, it lasts for 30 years.

Frog Design’s high-powered LED uses less power than a CFL and has a pleasant light output. Since the bulb is shaped traditionally, it can fit into any light socket. The heat generated by the LED is absorbed by its  aluminum base— thus eliminating the issue of excess heat shortening the its life.

Will Frog Design’s LED live up to the hype? I suppose we’ll have to wait for the bulb’s release to find out.

Photo Credit: Frog Design

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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.



  • http://www.imodernlighting.com Luciana

    We have around 45 traditional light bulbs in our home, to replace with this new bulb would cost us £1350, with a saving of £9 a year it would take us 150 years to recover the cost…..not going to bother thanks! – Angela, Preston, England, 24/10/2009 The article states that “EACH ONE USED could shave around £9 a year off” For your household, thats 45x£9= £405. In that case, it would take just over three years to recover your initial cost of £1350. Just sayin’…

  • chris chen

    This is chris from A-Rolux which is a manufacturer of LED lights.

    looking for supply you or hope u could be our sole agent.

    Why not just have a check in web online or contact chris for reference.

    Wish you a good day!

    P.S: I am sorry if this letter takes you troubles during working time. Please just delete. Thanks!

  • chris chen

    This is chris from A-Rolux which is a manufacturer of LED lights.

    looking for supply you or hope u could be our sole agent.

    Why not just have a check in web online or contact chris for reference.

    Wish you a good day!

    P.S: I am sorry if this letter takes you troubles during working time. Please just delete. Thanks!

  • Terry

    Bad idea the transformer required to down convert the power requirement will be under tremendous strain & will fry out, I have seen this in a LED track light system right in front of me where one transformer started smoking, the transformer melted a good portion of the circuit board. The only way around this problem would be having an in line converting panel subbed of your mainline going to all the lighting outlets throughout your building. Have trustworthy fire insurance.

  • Terry

    Bad idea the transformer required to down convert the power requirement will be under tremendous strain & will fry out, I have seen this in a LED track light system right in front of me where one transformer started smoking, the transformer melted a good portion of the circuit board. The only way around this problem would be having an in line converting panel subbed of your mainline going to all the lighting outlets throughout your building. Have trustworthy fire insurance.

  • Scott_T

    It looks pretty but any high output LED that can compare to a CFL will need more heatsinking than that has. The glass surround is going to insulate it also.

  • Scott_T

    It looks pretty but any high output LED that can compare to a CFL will need more heatsinking than that has. The glass surround is going to insulate it also.

  • Aimran

    What’s the colour emitted by this bulb?

  • Aimran

    What’s the colour emitted by this bulb?

  • Bob

    You write that it uses less energy than a fluorescent bulb, but you don’t write how much light it puts out. A 1W night light also uses less power than a fluorescent, but it’s too dim to be of any use. In order for a light bulb to be of any use in lighting a room, it’s going to need at least 1,000 lumens.

  • Bob

    You write that it uses less energy than a fluorescent bulb, but you don’t write how much light it puts out. A 1W night light also uses less power than a fluorescent, but it’s too dim to be of any use. In order for a light bulb to be of any use in lighting a room, it’s going to need at least 1,000 lumens.

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