A San Diego-based start-up has created what it calls “the world’s most energy efficient light bulb.”
The NanoLight is an LED light bulb that generates over 1600 lumens, equivalent to a 100W incandescent light bulb – all while using only 12 watts of electricity.
“There are plenty of 20-60W Equivalent LED light bulbs in the market today, but the selection for 75-100W equivalents is still quite rare,” says the company on its website.
Perhaps the most striking feature of the NanoLight is its eye-catching, origami design. The bulb is made up of several circuit boards that are cut to fit together, emulating the look and feel of a traditional incandescent light bulb.
The NanoLight’s unique design helps dissipate the heat from the LEDs, which means the bulb won’t overheat or burn your hand. It is also designed to direct light in all directions and, unlike CFL bulbs, the NanoLight promises to achieve full brightness the instant it is turned on.
“Within its lifetime, the NanoLight will pay for itself, cut electricity bills and save CO2 emissions, all while providing bright beautiful lighting for all your needs,” the company says on its successful Kickstarter project page, which has already far surpassed its stated funding goals.
Currently there are three NanoLight models to choose from, all with a projected life of 25-30 years, based on three hours of use a day.