Philips' New Clear LED Bulbs Look Just Like Incandescents

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Despite being more energy-efficient and longer lasting, consumers keep finding excuses for wanting to stick with incandescent lightbulbs. But with clear glass and a special LED lens that looks like a traditional filament, Philips' latest LED bulbs might finally convince those afraid of change.

Philips' New Clear LED Bulbs Look Just Like Incandescents

Not only do they look like incandescent bulbs before they're even turned on, the new clear LED bulbs also cast a warm 40-watt glow. So hidden behind a lampshade, since they're sized and shaped to be used anywhere, it's all but impossible to tell these use highly-efficient LEDs as their light source.

They'll cost €8.99 (£7.45) when they're available in July, making them still more expensive than an incandescent bulb, but they won't need replacing for at least 25,000 hours. So anyone with access to a calculator or basic math skills will realise that in the long run, these are definitely the better way to go. [Philips via Gizmag]