Affordable LED Bulbs Coming to IKEA

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A little more than a year ago we reviewed the Pharox60 6 Watt Dimmable LED Bulb, a bulb that's still working fine in our apartment hallway (meaning it's almost always on) and sipping power where once an incandescent burned through more watts and had to be replaced often. And now it looks like the very same manufacturer will be supplying IKEA with their bulbs, making this one of the most notable pushes toward an LED bulb future for the masses...

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As reported by LED trade publication, LEDs Magazine:

"The price target for these lamps was less than EUR 9.99 for the 45W -replacement lamp and EUR 6.99 for the 25W replacement," explained Dekker. The 400 lm lamp offers a CCT of 2700K, CRI above 85 and lifetime of 20,000 hours. The LED design combines two red LEDs with four phosphor-coated blue LEDs, moving to a phosphor-only array in 2012 products."

The catch here is there's yet no announcement of these bulbs designed to work between 10 and 20 years being available Stateside. But considering IKEA has banished the old fashioned incandescent lightbulb earlier this year, all signs point towards the popular home furnishings store to make a notable push of popularizing the energy efficient, long lasting LED bulbs to the masses.

[via CNET Green Tech]

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