Products, Materials + Tools | Jun 06, 2014

GE 100W Replacement, ENERGY STAR LED Achieves 100 Lumens Per Watt

GE Lighting engineered its 100-watt A-line replacement ENERGY STAR® LED to achieve100 lumens per watt (LPW), making it the lighting industry’s most efficient ENERGY STAR 100-watt LED replacement. This bulb is one of 40 new LED bulbs and fixtures hitting the market this summer as consumer LED lighting adoption reaches its tipping point.

“We have a team of dedicated engineers across the globe constantly working to reach optimal efficiency and quality of light with GE LED lighting,” says Linda Pastor, GE LED Lighting product manager. “Our 100-watt replacement LED provides the same soft white light, dimming capabilities and familiar A-line shape consumers love, but it gives them LED options with more brightness. Plus, at a rated life of more than 22 years, consumers can put this bulb in and forget about it.”

At 1600 lumens and 16 watts, consumers looking for brighter LED bulbs for reading lamps or task lighting now have a realistic energy-efficient LED lighting solution, providing optimal energy savings for their monthly energy bill. Already very competitively priced, consumers will have utility rebate offers in select markets, making this bulb even more affordable; and better yet, it will pay for itself in the short term. Over the life of this bulb, or more than 22 years at three hours of use per day, consumers can expect to save more than $230.

GE Lighting debuted its first generation design of a 100-watt LED in 2012. This original design utilized a synthetic jet (an alternative to a fan), which helped manage the thermal load. As LED lighting design has dramatically evolved over the past few years, GE perfected the design to manage thermal loads using fins, closely emulating the shape and design of a traditional incandescent bulb.

To calculate a home’s energy-saving potential by switching to LED lighting, GE Lighting has developed a new tool, an LED energy-saving calculator. This tool translates energy savings into relatable terms for consumers, making the switch a no-brainer.