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GE Lighting Debuts New Energy Smart 27-Watt LED Bulb

Posted on Wednesday, May 30 2012

GE Lighting recently debuted a light-emitting diode (LED) replacement for the 100-watt incandescent light bulb.

Making its global debut at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, the new GE Energy Smart 27-watt LED bulb packages 27-watts of input power in a standard A-19 bulb shape; the bulb incorporates proprietary synthetic jet technology enabled by a collaboration with Nuventix, creator of LED cooling technologies for energy-efficient lighting.

“Our innovation team has tackled a previously insurmountable technical challenge: cooling a 100-watt A-19 shaped replacement LED bulb without making it physically bigger,” says General Manager of LED systems at GE Lighting Steve Briggs. “We explored the limits of what’s possible and pushed far beyond industry expectations and competitors thinking and product offerings.”

The new 27-watt Energy Smart LED bulb will make its way to store shelves in the U.S. and Canada by the first half of 2013, offering consumers a smooth, incandescent-like dimming in an aesthetically pleasing shape and design that allows for a soft-white appearance when turned off.

Other GE LED bulbs include a 13-watt LED 60-watt incandescent replacement and a 9-watt LED 40-watt incandescent replacement– the first A-19 shaped LED in the world to receive ENERGY STAR qualification.

“Our achievement does more than backfill for the 100-watt incandescent bulb. We now have a clear path to attaining even higher light levels, which will give customers more energy-efficient lighting options in both commercial and residential settings,” Briggs says. “This product fills a real customer need and further extends GE’s LED lighting leadership.”

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