Through a research partnership with the municipality of Dubai, Philips has developed a range of filament LED bulbs that it says can reduce electricity consumption by up to 90 percent compared to incandescent bulbs. Philips also claims that the new LED-based filament bulbs and will last up to 15 times longer.
The Dubai Lamp project intends to encourage sustainable development and, specifically, contribute to help achieve a targeted reduction in the city’s energy usage of 30 percent reduction by 2030. Working with Dubai Municipality, Philips says it has now developed the world’s first commercial LED bulbs that achieve up to 200 lumens (lm) per watt.
The Dubai Lamp range is comprised of four LED bulbs, each of which is available in “cool daylight” and “warm white” colors. There’s a 1-W, 200-lm E14 candle bulb, 400-lm E27 classic bulb and a 600-lm E27 classic bulb. Philips says it designed the filament LED bulbs to replace 25-W, 40-W, and 60-W incandescent bulbs, respectively. The bulbs run off Dubai’s 220-240-V mains voltage.
The company also developed a 3-watt consuming, 12-V MR16 Spot to replace 50-W, 12-V halogen spot bulbs. The MR16 Spot produces 400 lumens for a respectable 133 lm/W.
Philips unveiled the Dubai Lamp at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition this week. The company plans to make the new filament LED bulbs available in Dubai by the end of the year. The company may roll it out beyond Dubai depending on how well it sells there. Pricing for the new bulb not yet been set.