Here comes the first 100 watt-equivalent LED lightbulb

Samsung, Rambus and Switch Lighting have all launched some new LED products. Switch Lighting has really impressed us with the announcement of the “first ever 100 watt-equivalent LED bulb”.

It used its own City of Light technology, which allows the bulb to create an inside self-cooling environment. Apparently this allows it to emit  the “maximum brightness with fewer LEDs,”  which is why the company has been able to triumph over other manufacturers who have so far only been able to come up with  60 watt-equivalents.

Switch Lighting claims that its 60 watt, 75 watt and now 100 watt lightbulbs are incandescent quality light, dimmable, and can be used in any direction.

Its 100 watt lightbulb parts and components can also be reused, recycled or reclaimed. 

Meanwhile Samsung’s labs has said it’s making its first LED lamps available in the US, claiming that the “lighting industry has finally caught up with the digital revolution.”

Samsung says this is because microchip technology can enable longer bulb lifetimes as well as see through increasingly environmentally-friendly designs, while using less energy.

To ensure its smooth transition into the US it has established an American centre of operations in Atlanta. It has also launched a huge range of products from omni-directional incandescent replacements to fluorescent and PAR replacement lamps.

Bulbtroll Rambus has also jumped on the bandwagon. However, it seems it wants to take over in the architectural space.

Rambus has announced its Pentelic lighting range, which it claims helps manufacturers get the best out of LEDs used in hanging pendants, streetlights and spotlights.

This is because the company claims that its lighting fixtures are “tailored to the specific application requirements of licensees”.

The technology, Rambus says, can give precise ray angle control as they use optical design, thermal management and power delivery – as well as offering a 92 to 95 percent optical efficiency.