Gallery: Switch Announces World’s First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb


Energy-efficient lighting just got even brighter – today Switch unveiled its brightest bulb yet at the 2011 LIGHTFAIR in Philadelphia. The new LED bulb is equivalent to a 100 watt bulb, can be completely recycled, and it features their trademarked “City of Light” technology — an integrated self cooling system that yields maximum brightness.

Switch has making leaps and bounds in the field of LED lighting lately – they just announced their 75 watt equivalent bulb last month. Their new 100 watt equivalent bulb is quite the feat, as the average LED bulb emits the equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Unveiled this week at LIGHTFAIR in Philadelphia, the new bulbs are dimmable and cast a neutral white glow that is similar to halogen lighting, but Switch plans to unveil a warm white version in late 2012.

Switch considered the bulbs’ lifecycles as well as their energy efficiency – all components of the bulbs can be recycled, reused or reclaimed. Following the “Cradle to Cradle Principal,” the parts of each used bulb can be returned to Switch and recycled into other uses.

Switch’s commitment to long-lasting energy efficiency coupled with reclaimable components represents the company’s quest for environmental sustainability. The 100 watt LED bulbs will soon be available for commercial and personal use.

+ Switch Light Bulbs


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  1. elin December 8, 2011 at 1:22 am

    looks very heavy!

  2. Lea Bogdan May 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    It is debatable who is really “first” to this race. Osram and Lighting Science Group also showed their 100W equivalent prototype bulbs at LightFair that will be on the market in coming months.

    The LSG version was the most impressive, since it uses far less material and weight for the cooling system. Instead of using lots of aluminum for the heatsink, it uses a proprietary MEMS cooling system. The LSG blog confirms that that they plan to enter this new bulb for the DOE “L” Prize.

  3. caeman May 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    The march to LED domination continues.

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