Philips bulb to tout Energy Star label

SOMERSET, N.J. — Philips Lighting announced that one of its LED bulbs now will carry the Energy Star label.

Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt  — which also is sold under the Philips EnduraLED brand — has met or exceeded the light-quality and energy-efficiency requirements for a 60-watt LED equivalent set forth by Energy Star. 

Products that earn the Energy Star label meet the quality and energy-efficiency requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. They often are eligible for utility rebate programs that lower the cost of the product.

The bulb lasts 25 times longer and uses 80% less energy than the 60-watt incandescent bulb it was designed to replace, Philips said.

"Philips' new LED light bulb is an exciting new addition to the suite of high-quality, energy-efficient lighting products carrying the Energy Star label," said Alex Baker, lighting program manager for Energy Star. "The innovation embodied in this new product demonstrates Philips' commitment to helping American consumers and businesses save energy and save money while protecting the environment."

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