The LEDs in the Consumer Reports’- Lightbulb Lab have been on for over 8,000 hours and they are still counting! To help the consumer save energy Consumer Reports has been leaving their LED bulbs on, to test the validity of the manufacturers claims for their hours and lumens. For eight months, two of Consumer Reports top-rated light-emitting diodes have been cycling on and off.
The two chosen LED bulbs used in the Consumer Reports testing are:
Photo: The two Consumer Reports LED bulbs tested – Philips and Home Depot
- The 60-watt replacement by Philips - The AmbientLED Bulb 12.5 Watts – Product #12E26A60, claims to last for 25,000 hours
- And Home Depot’s EcoSmart LED Downlight 10.5 Watt 65W E26 – Product #ECO-575L, $35, claims to last for 35,000 hours
Consumer Reports states that after 8,000 hours both are still burning brightly. In fact, 95 percent of all of the 95 LED light bulbs that Consumer Reports has tested are still going strong.
- For more about LEDs: What’s so great about the LED lighting?
- For more information on Consumer Reports LED testing, visit: Consumer Reports’ Website