11 May '11, 12am

The Key for LEDs: How About Liquid-Filled Light Bulbs?: Is this the LED bulb we’ve all been waiting for? Swi...

The Key for LEDs: How About Liquid-Filled Light Bulbs?: Is this the LED bulb we’ve all been waiting for? Swi...

Is this the LED bulb we’ve all been waiting for ? Switch in the fourth quarter will begin to sell LED bulbs to consumers that could help take the sting out of the criticism and complaints surrounding LEDs. First, it will be cheap. The Switch75, a 15.5-watt bulb that will emit 1100 lumens, or about the same as a 75-watt bulb, will likely sell for around $20 to $25. By contrast, existing high-end LED bulbs sell for $60 or more . (If you are at Lightfair in Philadelphia next week, stop by and see it.) “It will have a one-year payback,” says Brett Sharenow, chief strategy officer. “It will save you $150 to $200 in energy costs over its lifetime.” The bulbs put out a nice amount of warm white light that gets dispersed in an even pattern. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was an incandescent. To top it off, it comes with a wacky technology backstory that will, ideally, l...

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