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Convection-Cooled Lightbulbs

The New Cree LED Lightbulbs Use Less Energy Than Ever

— October 30, 2014 — Tech
The new Cree LED lightbulbs are part of the company's established forte for making normal-looking and inexpensive LED lightbulbs. However, the latest iteration of the lightbulbs look even more normal and are even cheaper since they no longer have a heat sink. Instead, they are fitted with a collared element that goes around the base of the bulb, increasing its surface area and allowing it to better dissipate heat.

The new Cree LED lightbulbs will be available in 40-watt and 60-watt equivalent models that emit 460 and 815 lumens respectively. They will also be available in soft white and daylight color variants. Incredibly, these bulbs use up to 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs but last about 25 times longer. They also have a shatter-proof casing.

The bulbs will be available in Home Depot retail stores in November, and will start at $7.97 per bulb.
Trend Themes
1. Convection-cooled Lighting - The innovation opportunity is to develop and market more energy-efficient and cost-effective lighting solutions using convection cooling technology.
2. LED Technology Advancements - The disruptive innovation opportunity is to focus on research and development to improve LED lighting technology for wider adoption in the consumer market.
3. Sustainable Lighting Solutions - The innovation opportunity is to create sustainable lighting solutions that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to drive positive environmental impact.
Industry Implications
1. Lighting - The lighting industry has the opportunity to innovate and introduce more energy-efficient, cost-effective and sustainable solutions for customers.
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies have the opportunity to leverage LED technology advancements to create innovative new products for customers.
3. Home Improvement - Home improvement companies have the opportunity to promote and sell sustainable and energy-efficient lighting solutions to customers as part of a wider green movement.
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