L Prize Winner Announced August 2011
Philips Rises to the L Prize Challenge
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 directs the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition to spur development of ultra-efficient solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb.
The legislation challenges manufacturers to develop replacement technologies for two of today's most widely used and inefficient technologies: 60W incandescent lamps and PAR 38 halogen lamps. It also calls for development of a "21st Century Lamp" that delivers more than 150 lm/W. The L Prize for 60W Incandescent Replacement Lamp category was awarded in August 2011 to Philips.
PAR 38 Halogen Replacement Lamp requirements:
- More than 123 lm/W
- Less than 11 watts
- More than 1,350 lumens
- More than 25,000 hour life
- More than 90 CRI
- Between 2700–3000 K CCT
21st Century Lamp requirements:
As a proponent of energy-efficiency, our support in this effort is critical to help accelerate the shift to these high-performance lamps. We have committed to promote and develop markets for winning L Prize products through incentives, field testing, collaborative marketing and educational campaigns, retail partnerships, and demonstrations.