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Philips says TLED prototype world’s most efficient for general lighting


April 12, 2013
By Anthony Capkun


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April 12, 2013 – Royal Philips Electronics says it has created the world’s most energy-efficient LED lamp suitable for general lighting applications (see VIDEO below). Researchers developed a tube lighting (TL) replacement TLED prototype that produces 200 lumens per watt of “high-quality” white light. Philips says this prototype TLED lamp is twice as efficient as predecessor lamps, basically halving the energy used. This 200lm/W TLED lamp is expected to hit the market in 2015 for office and industry applications before ultimately being used in the home.

Photo 1: Coen Liedenbaum at Philips Research shows the first prototype TLED, providing 200 lumens per watt with high quality of light.

Photo 2: Rifat Hikmet at Philips Research working on the first prototype TLED, halving the energy use compared to current LED lamps.

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