Nostalgic LED: Traditional looks meet nontraditional energy savings
The Nostalgic Clear Type is the Japanese electronic giant’s attempt to appease consumers scared off by the terrifying, alien forms of energy-saving light bulbs like LEDs and CLFs; folks looking for an energy-saving bulb that appears more, well, more light bulb-y. True to its name, the Nostalgic bares an uncanny resemblance to Edison's old-school incandescent filament light bulbs but with all the qualities of an A-rated, mercury-free LED: a long life of 40,000 hours (40 years give or take), 80 percent energy savings over comparable, 20W incandescent bulbs, an output of 200 lumens, and an agreeable, soft color of 2700 Kelvins. The one caveat? The Nostalgic, which uses only 4.4 watts of juice, isn’t dimmable.
Via [Jetson Green]
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