LED news and insight from our technology editor Steve Bush, who has been messing with LED lighting for more years than he would care to remember.
Clear LED lightbulbs
It is not the first company to do it, but it does have a nice clean look.
The spec is: 2,700K, 470 lm (’40W’), 6W input (78 lm/W), and it looks like the firm has used a light pipe with a crinkly edge to get the effect.
It looks great for chandeliers, but bizarrely its promotional video has the clear bulb being used in a non-clear lampshade, where no one can see it.
Inside a lampshade, you might as well use which ever source is most efficient for the price – many 6W 470 lm LED light bulbs are available.
As an aside, I continue to be amazed at the almost-opaque lampshades some folk will put a bulb in.
Philips also has a nice picture of one of its its clear LED bulb in a clear lampshade (right), which looks great in my opinion – although it might be a source of glare – particularly with all those lumens in one spot. I wonder if that is a lower wattage version, or artistic licence?
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