We first heard about the Lemnis Pharox a couple of years ago; now it is available in America. It isn't as pretty as some of the other LEDs we have seen, but screws right into an Edison socket, uses four watts to put out the lumens of a 40 watt incandescent and lasts 30 years. The colour temperature is 3000K, pretty much what an incandescent is.
Even for a bulb that lasts a lifetime, forty bucks is a lot of money. But President Ron Steen says that they are working hard to bring down the price to where they are competitive with compact fluorescents, which will ultimately be seen as an interim technology.
President Ron Steen explaining the ::Lemnis.
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