Philips L-Prize LED Lightbulb Lights Up a Room for 22.8 Years


by Adam Dachis

When the US government held a contest aimed at creating the future of lightbulbs, Philips won with their L-Prize series.  These bulbs are rated to last 22.8 years, which is so long you’ll probably lose them before they have a chance to burn out.  But if you manage to keep them throughout their lifetime, each bulb can save you hundreds in energy costs.

Not only do the bulbs last a long time, they’re also much safer.  They don’t contain any mercury and generate less heat than a regular lightbulb.  Basically, these bulbs are better for you all around.  That said, they’re an investment.  Normal lightbulbs won’t last nearly as long but they’ll cost you less up front.  Because the L-Prize bulbs are so new and efficient, they’re about $37 each.  That said, if you’ve got a home and aren’t planning on going anywhere, you could effectively outfit the house with them, have and raise children, and still have a few years left before you need to purchase replacements.

Philips 423244 10-Watt 60-Watt L-Prize Award Winning LED Light Bulb ($36.49) | Amazon via The Wirecutter

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