Introducing the Nanolight, the world's "most efficient" light bulb

Nanolight is the world's most efficient light bulb, developed by three students in Canada.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Mon, Jan 14 2013 11:11 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

Three students from the University of Toronto have designed a revolutionary new type of LED based light bulb that is orders of magnitude more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs.

The Nanolight is an LED based light bulb replacement that consumes just 12 watts of energy and produces 1600 lumens of light output. This is on par with a 100w incandescent bulb at almost 1/10th the power consumption. The new design claims to have solved the LED heat problem and has no need for an expensive aluminum heatsink.

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The Nanolight has a lifespan of 30,000 hours and is estimated to cost a mere $50 in electricity over the full lifespan of the bulb. The company plans on producing a 10w Nanolight which would be equivalent to a 75w incandescent and cost even less to power.

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Based on their Kickstarter (currently ongoing) campaign, the initial roll out of Nanolight's will be priced at $30 for the 10w model and $45 for the 12w model.

NEWS SOURCE:kickstarter.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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