Item ID: 286
Improved Efficiency Incandescent Light Bulbs
Replacement Lamps: Improved Efficiency Incandescent vs. Standard Incandescent
An incandescent light that has increased efficiency through a stand-alone filter to recycle photons from emitted infrared light.
For those who want the familiar warm incandescent lighting they've always known, the new halogen incandescent lamps offer an alternative to compact fluorescent and LED sources. They look, dim, and respond the same as the standard product. By re-directing the infrared light back to the filament efficiency is doubled (with "2X" incandescent lamps) over standard incandescent lamps, which are largely legislated out of production by 2014. These new products comply with EISA 2007 General Service Incandescent Lamp Standards for now at least. By 2020, the rules call for a further improvement in efficiency, to about 45 lumens per watt, about three times more efficient than today's bulbs, or equivalent to today's compact fluorescents. Advanced Lighting Technologies plans to introduce 2X lamps with an efficacy of 32 lm/W to the market in 2013 50W A-lamps (100W equivalents), 70W (150W), and 30W (60W), as well as some PAR lamps. In addition to doubled efficiency, they expect to achieve double the life expaectancy of normal incandescents. They expect to introduce 3X (45 lm/W) by 2017.
Energy Savings: 50%
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