Philips L Prize LED Now Selling for $40

I was walking the aisles of Home Depot when I happened upon a screaming deal for the L Prize winning LED light bulb by Philips. This is the bulb, you may recall, that caused a national fuss over the reported price tag of $60. Turns out you can get the same bulb just five months later for the more reasonable price tag of $40 at Home Depot right now.

So I picked one up, and I’ll say this is one impressive bulb. The L Prize light bulb is brighter than the 12.5-watt AmbientLED with a similar yellow exterior.  I have several of these, and they’re excellent but not as powerful as the L Prize bulb.

The L Prize LED bulb uses only 10 watts of energy and delivers 940 lumens, 92 CRI, 2700 Kelvin, and 30,000 hours. In addition, the light bulb is dimmable and installs in a cinch with the Edison-type base. The one thing you may not like is the sealed plastic packaging it comes in. After you hatchet through that and recycle the remains, you’ll be well on your way to conserving energy with a nice dose of soft and warm light.

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  • heartsutra

    I get the exact same bulb at my local electric supply store in a plastic-free cardboard box. Oh, and with instant rebates from Efficiency Vermont (and a bit of paperwork) they cost me $12.50 :-)

  • MrSteve007

    Last weekend I came across the GE hybrid bulb (the one that instant starts with halogen, then fades that out as the CFL warms up) at a local grocery store. It only lasts 8,000 hours, but it was on sale for $1.99 (normally $9.99). I scooped up a bunch of them to test out. I’ve been very impressed. 800 lumen for 15 watts.

    I’m excited to have the regional Cree rep coming out to my office in a couple weeks, to pimp their new troffer LED lights and the can lights. I have one of their original LR6 can lights that’s been illuminating our office’s employee entrance for over 4-years now. After 35,000 hours, it’s still burning bright. Great products.

  • dbull

    Those Philips bulbs are amazing. I believe they are cheaper than that at Home Depot. My boss has two lamps in his office. I replaced his standard bulbs with these and he never noticed. He notices everything.

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