Philips LED 100-watt equivalent bulb first to be Energy Star-qualified

Philips has announced that its LED 100-watt equivalent bulb, the Philips LED 22-watt, is now Energy Star-qualified. Designed to replace a 100-watt incandescent bulb while reducing energy consumption by more than 75%, the LED 22-watt offers a light output of about 1,800 lumens. 

The bulb is the first LED 100-watt equivalent to achieve Energy Star qualification.

The Philips LED 22-watt offers a warm 2700K color temperature that mimics the light output of conventional bulbs. Next-generation, high-power LUXEON LEDs, developed specifically to support the 100-watt innovation, enable the bulb to exceed the Energy Star performance criteria, which require that the lamp deliver at least 1,600 lumens, a color rendering index (CRI) of 80 and a rated life of 25,000 hours. The Philips LED 22-watt also fits into existing fixtures and works with standard dimmers.

"The Philips LED 22-watt bulb is the next natural addition to an LED retrofit portfolio that already offers 88 Energy Star-rated products, ensuring that our customers are getting a product that delivers the quality and innovation they have come to expect from us," said Ed Crawford, general manager of Lighting Systems and Lamps for Philips. "Once again we have demonstrated that customers do not have to wait for alternatives to incandescent bulb or sacrifice their light output or quality because LED technology can deliver real business benefits without compromise."

The new Philips LED 22-watt is dimmable and has a rated life of 25 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb.

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