This seems to be a busy week for LED bulb announcements. We’ve already seen a 20-watt, clear globe, filament-style bulb and a 40-watt A19 bulb that takes the shape of a standard frosted incandescent. And now, LEDO has a series of three LED bulbs — Bulled Classic, Bulled Modular, Bulled Star — that provide the 60-watt equivalent, which is on par with the typical incandescent, but these bulbs use only 11 watts.
Bulled Series bulbs are less traditional in appearance than other bulbs, but offer a 330 degree area of coverage, so that they are providing light in a way that is very similar to an incandescent. They also have a color temperature of 2800 K which closely matches the warm color temperature of an incandescent.
These lights are dimmable, and they also have a claimed lifespan of 80,000 hours, which is many times what an incandescent will last (and more than twice as long as some LED light bulbs). Bulled LEDs are the same size and shape as a standard incandescent A19 bulb, as well, but have three different configurations to provide different options for the bulb and LED appearance.
All of these features come at a price, though. They are already available in Europe with a hefty tag of 99 Euro (~$134). However, it wasn’t all that long ago that CFLs were seen as pricey luxuries. With so many options being announced in such a short period of time, it’s reasonable to expect that competition and production volume will continue to push prices down in the next few years.
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