Technology.am (Sept. 11, 2009) — Panasonic has launched a new lightest and smallest LED EverLed light bulbs in Japan that it claims can save energy and last about 19 years if used 5.5 hours per day. That’s 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
The new line-up consists of eight types of bulbs. By applying alumite treatment to the surface, Panasonic successfully increased heat dissipation to lower the temperate of the LED package.
The bulbs use only an eighth the power of incandescents. That means a 60-watt-equivalent LED bulb would cost only $3 a year.
The 6.9 W standard type LED bulbs deliver the brightness equivalent to 60 W incandescent bulbs. That means you can save up to $18 per year on any LED bulb compared with an incandescent bulb.
Nikkei suggests standard versions will cost about $40. They will go on sale in Japan on October 21.