First L-Prize Awarded by DOE
The Philips Lighting Company has been awarded the inaugural L-Prize in the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize competition, sponsored by the United States Department of Energy, for its high-efficacy, 60-watt incandescent equivalent A19 LED bulb. This is the first governmentsponsored technology competition designed to spur the development of solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb.
The innovative new device is produced at Creation Technologies, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, an electronics manufacturer specializing in high-complexity products. The award-winning, dimmable light has an average life of 30,000 hours, or 30 times longer than a standard 60-watt incandescent bulb.