Philips’ 60-watt LED bulb, the yellow capped one that turns on white, has a new look, brighter light and uses less energy. Philips unveiled the new bulb at the Home Depot store on 59th Street in Manhattan on Dec. 4 and 5, and at the 23rd Street store on Dec. 5 to 6, offering consumers a $5 savings. It will also be available at Homedepot.com/lightbulbs with rollout expected at the beginning of the year.
The latest generation of the 60-watt A-19 LED bulb uses 10% less energy than its 12.5-watt predecessor, while increasing brightness by nearly 5%. The new design has a more streamlined and stylish appearance.
Designed to exceed Energy Star specifications, the bulb will reduce energy consumption by 85%, last 25 times longer and save an estimated $134.00 in electricity costs during its lifespan, as compared with the traditional 60-watt incandescent. This LED bulb will also offer consumers two different color temperatures, Soft White and Daylight, while the new sleek white shape makes it ideal for open fixtures and sheer shades.The new Philips A-19 LED bulb also offers enhanced dimming capabilities, with the potential to dim down to 2% of light level, while working with a broader range of dimmers.