Always keen on being on the bleeding edge of technology, I bought an LED light bulb despite the relatively high cost. Namely, it’s Philips Dimmable AmbientLED 12.5-Watt A19 Light Bulb (model # 409904 / 423343).
First impression: as Public Enemy once said “my Uzi weighs a ton.”
Actually it has a weight of 6.2 ounces (mass of 176 grams) – much heavier than an incandescent or fluorescent bulb, but probably not excessive for most applications. At 12.5 Watts for the brightness of a 60 Watt incandescent, it’s very efficient.
It’s difficult to tell from the image below, but the color of the illumination is nice and warm.
Another nice thing compared to fluorescent lights is that it reaches full brightness immmediately. I will probably get some LED bulbs as the price drops.