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Consumer Reports: LEDs on 8,000 hours and Counting

June 4th, 2012  |  Published in Ask the Experts:, Commercial, Residential

Consumer Reports is taking one from Motel 8 – they will leave the light on for you. Two light bulbs have been “doing time” for the past eight months. The 60-watt replacement Philips AmbientLED 12.5W 12E26A60, $25, claims to last for 25,000 hours, and Home Depot’s EcoSmart LED Downlight 10.5W 65W E26 ECO-575L, $35, claims to last for 35,000 hours.

The result? Consumer Reports says that after 8,000 hours, :”both are still burning brightly. In fact, 95 percent of all the LEDs we’ve tested, some 95 bulbs in all are still going strong. Further more the bulbs wseem to be performing better than expected. The Phillips Ambient LED is even brighter than its claimed 800 lumens according to Consumer Reports testers. At 8,000 hours, the bulbs have lasted over 8 times as longa s a standard incandescent bulb – and they use 75 percent less energy. Now that’s bright!

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For more information view the full article: In lightbulb lab, LEDs have been on 8,000 hours and counting