Sylvania Intros Sleek Ultra Bright LED

It seems as though I’ve been waiting for LED bulbs to become a reality for most of my life, and it’s exciting to see them start to hit the market.  Can you image a lightbulb that only needs to be changed once every 10 years and uses 1/5 of the power of an incandescent bulb?

The Sylvania Ultra LED A-line 12-watt bulb is a second-generation retrofit product and has an estimated life of 25,000 hours.  The bulb has a color temperature of 2700k and a color rendering index of 90 …

The Osram Sylvania LED is dimmable, contains no mercury, and will be available for purchase late August 2010.  No word yet on pricing, but, according to Gadgetwise, the company says affordability is paramount.