According to a recent post on MetaEfficient, Earth Day this year will be a little brighter. That’s because EarthLED will release a new series of LED light bulbs at the potentially market shaking price of $25.
Anyone who follows the lighting market knows that LEDs offer improved energy efficiency, lifetime, and reduced environmental hazard, but fixture-ready bulbs have been prohibitively expensive: upwards of $40 per light.
The soon-to-be-released ZetaLux 2 will produce the same amount of light as a 40 watt incandescent bulb, consuming just 6 watts, or 85% less energy.
And there’s one more exciting rumor from MetaEfficient:
The Zeta-Lux 2 bulb will be available for $15.99 on Earth Day from EarthLED.
If that’s true, it looks like I can finally get around to replacing that light bulb in the stairs!
The deal is on – 40 watt equivalent (6 watt consumption) for $15.99 or a pro version 60 watt equivalent (7 watt consumption) for $25.99 today only (Thursday, April 22nd 2010). That’s a savings of about $10 per bulb off the regular price.
Unfortunately, the shipping is $8.99, so you may want to buy a couple with your friends and neighbors to spread around the cost. I’m in for one, just because I like new gadgets.