Three people from the University of Toronto have designed a product to match the 100W lightbulb while reducing electricity consumption. Their NanoLight LED light bulbs could replace the 100W incandescent bulb, over time.
Christian Yan, Tom Rodinger and Gimmy Chu of Nanolight met during a university solar car project back in 2005. They teamed up to create three models in the Nanolight series and are currently looking for funding through Kickstarter.
Nanolight produce a 12W LED bulb which can provide the same light output as a traditional 100W classic bulb, giving out 1600 lumens. LED lights produce a lot less heat than a traditional bulb but when the output is increased for higher wattage light, the lifespan can be reduced.
Nanolight products claim to have addressed the LED heat concerns and are called ‘omnidirectional’.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKaHp1_fgOI’]
The construction of the Nanolight LED bulbs are not really that complex. The LED’s are directly attached to a printed circuit board that is then folder to resemble a traditional light bulb shape.
The Nanolight uses less harmful materials during manufacture and also provides an instant ‘warm neutral white full light’ on request and has a lifespan of 30,000 hours.
The company also plan on making a 10W Nanolight (75W equivalent) and all lights will be available in 120V AC and 220-240V AC versions. They are also working on a prototype version which can be dimmed.
Pricing looks to be high however, with a $50 per unit quote, however the lifespan is much better.
You can visit their Kickstarter page here to help.
Kitguru says: A fantastic idea, we hope they do well.