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May 18, 2011

Now That Samsung Is Making Lightbulbs, Maybe They’ll Be Cheaper

Samsung is getting into the LED lightbulb game. And they may have the manufacturing clout to drive the price of the bulbs down because they're making all the parts in house.

As the ban on incandescent lighting begins to take effect in 2012, other technologies, like the more costly LED and CFLs will have to replace them. Starting next year 100-watt LED light bulbs will flood the market with a price tag as high as $50 per bulb. Lower wattage bulbs will replace incandescent bulbs in the next few years with the same sticker shock for everyone, but costs will drop more quickly as big companies with LED expertise start making and selling them. 
 
 

24 comments:

WOODLOUSE said...

Let's hope the prices do drop quickly then because $50 is way too much for a lightbulb

Zombie said...

I had no idea that they made light bulbs. lol.

Blogging Skater said...

what an outrageous price!

CPH said...

That's insane.

Chloroform said...

Hmm, I guess it depends on how many hours you can get out of the bulb. It might be worth the price.

Xenototh said...

As long as they last much longer, I don't mind.

Lucky13 said...

That light bulb looks awesome!
A drop in prices would always be welcomed

sfxworks said...

Why did they start doing this again? Sorry I just dont understand..entirely...

Potholderz said...

Damn that's kinda expensive.

Waef Grindley said...

I'd almost rather pay $50 for LEDs than use shitty CFLs for everything -- they work fine on pure hours life, but are SHIT when they're turned on and off several times a day -- shorter life than a normal incandescent even!

Lt Nite said...

I'm sorry but that's a ridiculously high price, hopefully it comes down soon.

HuntStuffs said...

$50 bucks? I'm ten seconds away from shitting my pants.

Jezzima said...

price is bound to drop. Maybe its just wishful thinking

ThirtySeven said...

Hopefully they won't be cheap in every sense of the word. Still. More light + less energy = win-win.

JDOGMMA said...

We actually have a program in Australia where a company will install energy efficient light bulbs in your house for free...

Patti D. said...

those are great news indeed!

Dejch said...

i'll buy if it will be cheap or else i won't

logo mess said...

I hope it will drop! I also spooted an guy selling the old light bulbs now on ebay, he sells them as "heat bilbs" cause they produce more warmth than light ;)

kxxthanxx said...

cool

HiFi said...

These last forever. But $50 is still way too much. Considering the costs of production.

Lehan said...

That's a scary looking lightbulb!

Reality Check said...

I hope they'll be cheaper! I like their look!

Athanasian Echo said...

I actually have a friend who made their own for really cheap and it works pretty well. I think I'm going to go that route at some point and make my own too.

Kropah said...

Looks like dildo in light.
2 in 1! yay