Monday, January 16, 2012

New liquid-cooled LED as bright as 100W bulb

A new line of liquid-cooled LED bulbs will deliver better and last longer than their incandescent cousins, using just a fraction of the energy required to emit brightness of a 100W bulb.

The revolutionary design, developed by a Californian-based firm, Switch, was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. "It uses 80 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb," said Brett Sharenow, strategy officer for the company, the Daily Mail reports.

The LED light bulbs are presently available only for the US 120-volt system, but the company plans to release versions of the bulbs for use in Brittain and Europe by 2012-end.