Improvements on incandescent bulbs and innovations in LED are occurring rapidly. Here are some of the newest products on the market.
MaxLite: ENERGY STAR-rated MaxLED® PAR lamps deliver high-quality illumination for track lighting and monorail systems in retail, commercial, residential, and architectural applications. Both provide a top-notch center beam candle power (CBCP) rating. They are one of the first to meet requirements in the commercial and retail sectors, making them true replacements for 75- and 90-watt halogen PARs respectively.
Ledtronics: The LEDG4BP-2W series of T5 tube-style LED lamps are designed as a direct replacement for 12-volt xenon and halogen T3/T4 subminiature glass bulbs from 4 to 15 watts. Perfect fit for anywhere T3 or T4 halogen bulbs are used. A removable 5.2mm lead spacer is included. The lamps are rated at 50,000 hours MTBF for white LED light, and the aluminum housing helps dissipate heat.
Halco Lighting Technologies: The Antique Series(top) uses a carbon filament with simulated oil-rubbed glass to produce a classic, nostalgic feel. (Bottom) The IP67-rated is the waterproof ProLED PAR36 lamps in the U.S., Canada, and Europe (the patent is pending in Mexico), indicating the lamp is protected against dust and debris as well as the effects of temporary water immersion from 5.9 inches to 3.28 feet — making it ideal for landscape and outdoor applications.
Bulbrite: The Clear and Soft White EcoHalogen BT15 bulbs are fully dimmable and ideal for general residential and commercial applications. The B15 bulbs are offered in 29-, 43-, 53-, and 72-watts, in both Clear and Soft White, and each version has an expected lifespan of 1,000 hours. The EcoHalogen line also includes G25 bulbs in 43- and 72-watt versions with a choice of Soft White or Clear.
Toshiba: The new candelabra 180 series is a direct replacement for the 25-watt incandescent candelabra and is designed to fit standard E12 and E26 socket fixtures. ENERGY STAR-qualified, and dimmable. It comes in a 2700K color temperature and is available in a B11 bulb type with the option of either a Frosted or Clear finish. To fit standard E26 socket fixtures, each lamp comes with a removable adaptor to allow easy transition.
Satco Products: The Ditto line of LED lamps is designed to be the most direct LED replacement for the incandescent reflector lamp. Ditto R20, BR30, and R40 lamps are dimmable and can be used anywhere incandescent reflectors are being used. These lamps are environmentally friendly products that contain no harmful toxins and emit no UV or IR radiation. 25,000-hour lifespan.