Product incorporates synthetic jet technology
GE Lighting has unveiled a light-emitting diode (LED) replacement for the 100 W incandescent light bulb. The bulb, developed in its East Cleveland, Ohio LED lab, packages 27 W of input power in a standard “A-19” bulb shape.
The GE Energy Smart 27 W LED bulb incorporates proprietary synthetic jet technology that was enabled by GE’s collaboration with ecomagination challenge winner Nuventix, creator of LED cooling technologies for energy-
GE’s 27 W Energy Smart LED bulb, on store shelves next year, was showcased last month at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, the world’s largest lighting trade show.
GE’s existing portfolio of LED bulbs includes a 13 W LED (60-watt incandescent replacement) and a 9W LED (40 W incandescent replacement), which was the first incandescent-shaped (A-19) LED in the world to earn Energy Star qualification.
“Our innovation team has tackled a previously insurmountable technical challenge: cooling a 100 W A-19 shaped replacement LED bulb without making it physically bigger,” says Steve Briggs, general manager of LED systems, GE Lighting. “Each subsystem such as optics, electronics and thermals needed to be designed for miniaturization and cooperative performance. We explored the limits of what’s possible and pushed far beyond industry expectations and competitors’ thinking and product offerings.”