Philips’ 60-Watt LED Bulb Gets a Makeover


Philips A-19 Bulb delivers enhanced performance with a new look

December 4, 2012

Somerset, NJ– Using just 11 watts of power while putting out 830 lumens, the latest generation of Philips’ 60 watt A-19 LED bulb uses 10 percent less energy than its 12.5 watt predecessor, while increasing brightness by nearly five percent.  The new lamp has an innovative design that replaces heat sink fins with a more streamlined and stylish appearance. 


Philips will be unveiling the new bulb at the Home Depot store on 59th Street in Manhattan on December 4-5th, and at the 23rd Street store on December 5-6th, offering consumers a $5 savings and the opportunity to learn more about LED lighting technology for the home.  It will also be available at www.homedepot.com/lightbulbs with roll-out expected at the beginning of the year.


Designed to exceed Energy Star specifications, the bulb will reduce energy consumption by 85 percent, last 25 times longer and save an estimated $134.00 in electricity costs during its lifespan, as compared to the traditional 60-watt incandescent. This LED bulb will also offer consumers two different color temperatures, Soft White and Daylight, while the new sleek white shape makes it ideal for open fixtures and sheer shades. 

The new Philips A-19 LED bulb offers enhanced dimming capabilities, with the potential to dim down to two percent of light level, while working with a broader range of dimmers.  This further simplifies use and allows consumers to enjoy an effective, low energy solution for lighting in the home.  For business users, particularly those within the hospitality sector, the new lamp will provide instant plug-in savings, through reduced energy and maintenance costs, in comparison with traditional bulbs.


“As with the recent launch of the sleek hue bulb, Philips continues to push the boundaries of LED technology to improve product performance, enhance light quality, and improve energy-efficiency,” said Ed Crawford, general manager of Philips Lighting.  “This latest generation of our LED bulb eliminates the tell-tale heat sinks of LED technology, enabling an iconic design, while reducing energy consumption with more light output.”


Philips is at the forefront of LED lighting technology and the new A-19 LED bulb joins an industry-leading portfolio, leveraging the innovation of the revolutionary L Prize bulb, recognized by the US Department of Energy. From floodlights to spotlights to decorative candles, Philips offers a broad range of LED lamps designed with the latest and most advanced LED technology available on the market.  Offering superior light quality and supporting some of the most popular fixture types, Philips LED products continue to usher in a new era of sustainable lighting.

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The new Philips 60 watt A-19 LED bulb has an innovative, streamlined design and stylish appearance while using just 11 wats of power.

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Media Contact

Silvie Casanova,
Senior Manager, Lighting Communications, Philips Electronics North America
Ph: 978-659-7467
Email: silvie.casanova@philips.com

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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