Panasonic showcases it EVERLEDS industry’s highest energy efficient LED light Bulbs
This development by Panasonic is certainly a significant improvement both in terms of cost and performance as well as product life span, three very important attributes in proliferation of LED light bulbs in the market. The new EVERLEDs light bulb offers a small form factor, beside being the most energy efficient and light weight product in this category in the market. Furthermore, the new light bulbs are dimmable.
Panasonic achieving the most energy efficient LED light Bulb has being through combining Panasonic’s heat dissipation technology by applying alumite treatment to the surface in order to lower and optimize the temperature of LED light bulb which in turn would increase its luminous efficiency, plus a special design that tightly connects the LED package with the casing. The new product line’s lightness has been achieved through use of less aluminum in the product and design of thinner casing, making its standard E26 base bulb to weigh only 100 gram and the its compact design size of E17 base bulb to weigh only 50 gram. The cost reduction has been significant, a reduction of 50% in overall unit cost from current pricing of 8,000 yen per unit to only 4,000 yen. It is still very pricy in comparison to your regular light bulb but nevertheless a huge price reduction. The E26 base LED bulbs comes with a life span of around 40,000 which translates to 19 years if you use the light bulb for 5.5 hours everyday, and for the E17 based LED bulb is around 20,000 hours. The LED light bulb product lines emit no UV ray or IR radiation for added safety. The 7.6 W standard models which offer a same brightness as the 60 W regular light bulbs are dimmable from 10 to 100 percent. The 6.9 W standard type LED bulb brightness is equivalent to 60 W incandescent bulbs, the 4.0 and 5.5 W LED models offer a comparable brightness to 40 W incandescent light bulbs. All models will go in sale in JAPAN on October 21st, 2009. This is a significant improvement to the developed LED light bulbs by USHINO Lighting Inc. which was announced earlier this year.