This is not your average light bulb
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Cree’s new 60W LED light.

LED lighting is more power-efficient and lasts longer than traditional incandescent lighting, but it has its limitations, too. It’s expensive, it doesn’t always work with dimmers and is usually larger than a traditional bulb, which means it may not always fit where incandescents do.

That’s about to change. Cree, Inc., which recently introduced LED technology that uses fewer LEDs to create even more light, just unveiled an LED that most closely resembles a classic light bulb. It incorporates some, though not all, of its new SC5 technology.

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Local inventors’ innovative light bulb puts rivals in shade
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Professor Lau Kei-may, at the International Lighting Fair, shows off the innovative airLED light bulb she helped create. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong innovators have launched a new light-emitting diode (LED) light bulb that they say is cheaper and more durable than others on the market, and they’re even offering a 10-year warranty on the product.

The airLED bulb is based on technology invented by Dr Lau Kei-may, chair professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Science and Technology, and telecommunications developer James Wang.

The new bulb is said to be up to 25 per cent more energy efficient than other LED products and 85 per cent more than incandescent bulbs.

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