Philips just released the details of its new energy efficient light bulb, which will work as a replacement bulb to traditional bulbs. It's slightly more energy efficient than some of its competitors, but is the higher price worth it in the long run?
The EnduraLED shines at 806 lumens, which is almost twice as much as Home Depot's EcoSmart LED bulb replacement, which costs $20. So the EcoSmart A19 bulb is less bright, about the equivalent of a 40-Watt bulb, but lasts twice as long, at 50,000 hours (throughout its lifetime, it's supposed to save $155). Between the two, it's safe to say that the cheaper alternative will be better in the long run since it will pay for itself in about two years.