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The NanoLight Touts Itself as the World’s Most Efficient LED Light Bulb

Posted By Morgana Matus On January 16, 2013 @ 5:27 pm In clean tech,Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Appliances,Green Lighting,Green Technology,Innovation,News | 1 Comment

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When trying to squeeze every last penny out of your utilities, picking the right light bulb could go a long way towards reducing your bills. LED bulbs [2] have exploded in popularity due to their efficiency and longevity – and the new NanoLight [3] claims to be the world’s most energy-efficient light bulb, emitting over 1600 lumens while using only 12 watts of power. While there are many 20-60 watt LED equivalent bulbs on the market, the omnidirectional NanoLight is the first 100 watt comparable device. Completely eliminating the need for a heat sink, the NanoLight claims to be 87% more efficient than a standard incandescent and it uses 50% less energy than a compact fluorescent.


Created by Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger, and Christian Yan from the University of Toronto, the NanoLight [3] is currently being launched through a Kickstarter [4] campaign. The NanoLight comes in three models, with its flagship 12 watt bulb equivalent to a traditional 100 watt light. The 12 watt model goes for a minimum pledge of $45, a cost that the team claims will pay for itself in energy savings over its 25-30 year lifespan. The LED electronic components are mounted on a printed circuit board folded to resemble the shape of a traditional bulb using surface mount technology. All three versions are available in 120V AC and 220-240V AC, so they’re compatible with different geographic regions.

+ NanoLight [3]

Via Gizmag [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-nanolight-touts-itself-as-the-worlds-most-efficient-led-light-bulb/nanolight-duo/

[2] LED bulbs: http://inhabitat.com/the-philips-hue-is-a-revolutionary-led-bulb-that-you-can-control-with-your-phone/

[3] NanoLight: http://www.thenanolight.com/

[4] Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/619878070/nanolight-the-worlds-most-energy-efficient-lightbu?ref=category

[5] Gizmag: http://www.gizmag.com/nanolight-worlds-most-efficient-light-bulb/25674/

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