by Cristina Foung
My favorite green product of the week: the EarthLED ZetaLux 7 Watt LED
What is it?
The EarthLED ZetaLux is a 7 watt LED light bulb. With a standard medium base, the bulb is a replacement for any incandescent light bulb. EarthLED estimates that it will cost as little as $2.00 to run the bulb for 8 hours every day for a year.
Why is it better?
The ZetaLux uses 1/10th the amount of energy and produces roughly the same amount of light as a 50-60 watt light bulb. It has a direct light path (which in some ways takes a little getting used to) but according to EarthLED, that means the bulb has a 95% luminary efficiency (the bulb does not direct any light toward the light fixture).
I’ve been using the ZetaLux for a week now, and it provides quite a bit of bright light in a table lamp. It’s completely quiet (which was a complaint some folks had with the EarthLED EvoLux) and although the “warm white” bulb produces light that is not as warm as an incandescent, the quality of the light is quite nice.
Where can you find it?
You can order the ZetaLux directly from EarthLED for $49.99 in either warm or cool white.
Boca Raton, FL, November 18, 2008 — Advanced Lumonics, LLC, an early leader in the direct replacement LED light bulb market through its consumer oriented EarthLED brand announces its latest product, the EarthLED ZetaLux.Following on the success of the EvoLux launch earlier this year, the EarthLED ZetaLux LED light bulb offers a price/performance ratio unmatched in the industry. The ZetaLux only consumes 7 watts yet offers performance comparable to a 50-60 watt light bulb. With a price of under $50 USD, the ZetaLux offers an unprecedented payback time of just over 2 years when operated 8 hours per day.
ZetaLux is built upon the latest LED Engine from CREE allowing for amazing efficiency, high output and a new benchmark in Color Rendering Index (CRI) performance. CRI is a a good way to determine the quality of light and its faithfulness to render colors correctly, EvoLux features a a CRI of 75 for cool white and 80 for Warm White making them exceptional for LED Light Bulbs.
The ZetaLux has been designed to the most exacting standards of any LED light bulb currently on the market. From its oversized aluminum heat sink to its flame retardant plastic, to its shatter proof lens, the ZetaLux is built to perform safely and efficiently for over 50,000 hours. The ZetaLux’s rugged design also allows it to perform under the harshest conditions including frigid -50 degree frost all the way up to scorching 180 degree heat with 95% humidity.
Advanced Lumonics is also announcing enhanced versions of their successful EvoLux line. All EvoLux bulbs now feature lumen outputs exceeding 1000 Lumens along with a higher CRI and even greater efficiency. These enhancements further cement the position of EvoLux as the most advanced direct replacement LED light bulb on the market today.
The ZetaLux along with the new enhanced EvoLux will be among the first direct replacement LED light bulbs to achieve UL certification later this year along with compliance with new DOE EnergyStar standards for LED lighting in 2009.
Both ZetaLux and enhanced EvoLux are available today from The EarthLED Store and Advanced Lumonics distribution partners.
The new ZetaLux and enhanced EvoLux join a fresh new lineup of EarthLED LED Lighting products for 2009 including:
TriSpectra 3 – The World’s Most Powerful LED Based MR-16 Solution
DirectLED-HL – The First Direct LED Replacement for G4 Halogen Lamps
DirectLED-PL – The First Direct LED Replacement for PL Fluorescent Lamps
DesignoLux – LEDs Designed Specifically for Decorative Lighting
GrowLED – A Comprehensive Range of Affordable LED Grow Lights
For additional information on ZetaLux, EvoLux or other EarthLED LED Light Bulbs please visit www.EarthLED.com or call 1-877-855-1625.
About Advanced Lumonics, LLC
Boca Raton based Advanced Lumonics, LLC is an early leader in the direct replacement and professional Solid State Lighting (SSL) market. Through their popular EarthLED brand, Advanced Lumonics has rapidly increased awareness of LED lighting as a true alternative to CFL and Incandescents in the consumer marketplace and has become a leader in this space.
Besides her green products column on Cleantech Blog, Cristina is a passionate advocate for green living at the Green Home Huddle at Huddler.com, which focuses on electric cars, organic personal care, and other green products.