Unveiled this last Earthday the new Philips “$60 Bulb” touting its new features of a warm glow, low-wattage and a 20 year life with a 3 year warranty. Being called a $60 bulb you can actually find it for about $25 in home improvement stores. But is it new and revolutionary? Not really, there’s been is a small company doing this for several years now called C.Crane GeoBulb.
C.Crane didn’t need a $10 Million L-Award from the DOE as they already had created a more efficient version of what the DOE was looking for. The C.Crane GeoBulb has been around for a while and in now on the 3rd Generation and is the most cost-effective of all the LED bulbs that I have found in my years of watching the LED Lighting industry.
The GeoBulb was an $80 bulb but brought down in price over time to $25. The only downside to the GeoBulb is its manufactured in Asia where the Philips makes theirs in the USA.
|Philips $60 Bulb||C.Crane GeoBulb|
|Rated Life||30,000 Hours||50,000 Hours|
|Power Consumption||10 Watts||7 Watts|
|Color||Soft White||Cool, Soft, or Warm*|
|Warranty||3 Years||5 Years|
* C.Crane offers 3 color temperatures on the GeoBulb