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Japan gets all the cool stuff first! On July 15th, Sharp will introduce a new line of LED bulbs with a couple of interesting twists. Most interesting is the "fully-equipped" model, which features a remote control that allows you to adjust the color and dim the bulb via built-in dimmer.
You can choose from seven colors, ranging from pleasing warm to cooler daylight white, "to match the weather, the season, time of day, purpose, or other preferences."
Did we just refer to a light bulb as "fully equipped"? In any case, these energy-sipping bulbs are built to last for 40,000 hours.
One last cool feature of LED lights like these: They don't emit the kind of UV light that attracts insects. Don't you just hate cleaning the dead bugs from your ceiling fixtures?
No word on when these fancy bulbs will appear stateside. To get energy efficient right now, browse our selection of energy saving and long-lasting LED light bulbs and CFL bulbs.
Via Engadget. Read the full Sharp press release.
Bought one simple 60 W type in neutral white. Brightness OK, with light quality like a 15W CFL at less than half its power consumption. However, not satisfied with the LED light. 100 Hz flicker causes stroboscopic effects like a 1960's fluorescent tube. May irritate sensitive people.
CoCreatr - it's true that not all CFLs and LED bulbs are created equal. Depending on the brand and type, they can have different color temperatures and light outputs. But the flicker you describe could be from an LED bulb with a bad chip. If you try another one, let us know if it's different or if it does the same thing. Thanks for the comment!
I think the right way is not to try to simulate the original bulbs using LED, perhaps this can be right only for the phase of "transition".
You can also design LED lamps, working from the beginning to use the light source LED, getting the best.
Yes it's true that Japan is always first in getting new inventions, and thanks to Sharp for introducing this new LED bulb with a couple of interesting twists.
How much are day?
How can I order?
Hi - great question! You can find similar LED light bulbs in our LED bulb collection: www.lampsplus.com/.../Type_LED Thanks again for reading and commenting.