New light bulbs will last 20 years
Archival photo is not representative of the original product. Hürriyet photoA new kind of light bulb produced by Phillips will be able to last 20 years without a replacement, the BBC reported today.
U.S. stores will begin selling the energy-efficient technological miracle, with a life span of 100,000 hours, as of today, and the long-lasting light bulb will be within customers’ reach, at a price of $60. Today was chosen as the first day of sales for the bulb to coincide with Earth Day.
The design for the bulb was the winner of an official U.S. Department of Energy contest, and the end result was complete after 18 months of testing by Phillips.