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Philips Lamp Wins First Ever L-Prize from Department of Energy

Philips has been awarded the prize because of the energy and environmental savings it delivers, but this is one case where everyone wins.

Philips LED L Prize Lamp represents a major technological leap forward for LED replacement lamps. That means, if every socket in the U.S. converted their 60W incandescent lamps to this new 10W L Prize lamp, the country could save approximately 35 terawatt-hours of electricity in one year, and avoid 20 million metric tons of carbon emissions. That’s enough electricity to power the lights of nearly 18 million U.S. households, or nearly triple the annual electricity consumption of the city of Washington D.C.

About the L Prize

The L Prize is the first government-sponsored technology competition challenging lighting manufacturers to push the limits of energy efficiency and develop a high quality solid state lighting product to replace the common incandescent bulb.

Spurred by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the L Prize competition to replace today’s most widely used and inefficient technologies – the 60W incandescent bulb and the PAR38 halogen bulb. The competition requirements complied with those outlined in the legislation, and included a rigorous evaluation process for performance which included testing conducted by independent laboratories and field assessments in collaboration with utilities and other partners, ensuring the performance, quality and energy efficiency of the winning product.

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