Philips (PHG) claims to have developed an overhead LED tube light that generates 200 lumens of...

|By:, SA News Editor

Philips (PHG) claims to have developed an overhead LED tube light that generates 200 lumens of light while consuming just 1W of power, half as much as today's offerings. If used in an LED light bulb, Philips thinks the underlying technology would enable a 60W-replacement bulb that consumes just 5W. Philips says it plans to commercialize the technology in 2015 - Cree (CREE), which last year announced a 200 lumen/watt LED for outdoor applications, will no doubt be watching closely. (Cree's new low-cost bulbs)