The best LED light bulbs are undeniably more efficient than incandescents or fluorescent CFLs, since they last far longer and cost far less over time (using much less electricity than their competitors). Now Switch Inc. is introducing a line of LED bulbs this fall that should finally match the aesthetic appeal and light quality of old-fashioned bulbs, and they’re making them more affordable too.
By repositioning the diodes within the bulb, Switch has created a design that casts warm light evenly in all directions. An advanced liquid cooling system lets the LEDs shine brighter without overheating, and protects its circuitry for years of life. The bulbs light up instantly when switched on (no warm-up required), they’re dimmable, and they can be positioned in any direction.
Switch has done extensive side-by-side comparisons between their LED bulbs and traditional incandescents, inviting journalists and the general public to try to tell which is which. The verdict? You can’t tell a difference. The Switch LED bulbs cast the same warm, comfortable glow as an incandescent bulb – yet they use just a tiny fraction of the electricity.
Switch has been garnering serious praise from heavy hitters in the world of technology: Wired magazine sang their praises after visiting the Switch booth at the recent Lightfair industry show in Philadelphia, and a recent Slate profile went so far as to declare Switch’s new design “The World’s Greatest Light Bulb”. Which shouldn’t be surprising for an affordable bulb that lasts 20,000 hours and saves users $150 over its lifespan.
Switch will offer four LED bulbs, equivalent to 40-watt, 60-watt, 75-watt, and 100-watt incandescent models. Prices will start around $20 when the hit the market in the next few months, and prices are sure to get even cheaper as the market embraces the new technology. Learn more or find a distributor at the Switch Lighting website.