Source: Philips Lighting
The LED bulb that I started the Green Lighting campaign on was the Philips EnduraLED / AmbientLED 12.5 watt met the energy efficiency requirements for ENERGY STAR certification. The bulb lasts 25 times longer and uses 80 percent less energy than the 60-watt incandescent bulb it was designed to replace.
“Philips’ new LED light bulb is an exciting new addition to the suite of high quality energy efficient lighting products carrying the ENERGY STAR label,” said Alex Baker, Lighting Program Manager for ENERGY STAR. “The innovation embodied in this new product demonstrates Philips’ commitment to helping American consumers and businesses save energy and save money while protecting the environment.”
The Philips AmbientLED meets or exceeds these requirements with 806 lumens, 2700K, a CRI of 80 and a six year warranty.
“Philips has been at the forefront of LED innovation and sustainability as evidenced by our L Prize submission and our broad portfolio of lighting solutions for the home, office, school or retail,” said Ed Crawford, General Manager of Lamps for Philips Lighting North America. “We build all of our lighting products with quality and standards in mind and our ENERGY STAR label is validation of that approach. This LED bulb represents an important milestone for the lighting industry and for LED adoption, as it will give utilities the confidence to support proven energy saving products like the Philips AmbientLED and help encourage consumer adoption.”
The Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt is just the latest in the Philips portfolio of energy-saving retrofit bulbs that are ENERGY STAR qualified and comply with EISA (Energy Independence and Security Act) standards. With the Philips EcoVantange and Halogena lines, consumers have affordable, energy-efficient incandescent technologies as well.