The first place superenergosberegayuschaya LED-lamp from the Dutch electronics giant Philips, which has a service life of 20 years, went on sale on Earth Day.
Bulb that won the "Prize of the brilliant light of the future" (English "Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize"), established by the U.S. Department of Energy, is worth $ 50. The company said it plans to cut its price to $ 25 - $ 30.
10-watt light bulb was found to be effective alternative to the standard 60-watt incandescent lamp. When used for three hours a day, its service life is an impressive 27.4 years.
For those customers who complain about its high price, Philips pointed out that the energy savings due to the use of this bulb can easily exceed $ 165 for the time of its life.
"Because the new bulb by 83 per cent more economical than the standard 60-watt incandescent bulb, consumers save their money," - said the head of Philips in North America, Ed Crawford.
International Earth Day this year has been marked in the 42 th time. On this day, environmentalists tend to draw public attention to climate change and pollution, as well as in the way of saving energy.