14 Jan '12, 9pm

Cheap LED Lighting Races Ahead with OSRAM Breakthrough

If it seems that OSRAM is racing to get ahead of the competition for the mass market lighting tech of the future, that’s because there is competition. The company Lighting Science Group, for example, is also working on new low-cost LED technology that could retail for far less than is typical now, and Philips has already launched a new high-efficiency lightbulb that looks and acts just like the old ones. The pursuit of the consumer market in the U.S. and other developed countries is prize enough, but cheaper high-efficiency bulbs could also find a huge market in the developing world, where households are beginning to adopt mini-solar kits and other low cost alternative energy technologies that enable them to use more electrical appliances.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/14/cheap-led-lighting-ra...

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