Updated Dec 2013
Oct 2013 – EDN Network: That 60W-equivalent LED: What you don’t know, and what no one will tell you…
Jun 2013 – Money Talks News: Is LED Lighting Really Worth It
May 2013 – Mail Online: Do ‘environmentally friendly’ LED lights cause BLINDNESS?
Jan 2013 – electronicstakeback.com: New research shows CFLs and LED light bulbs have higher toxicity and resource depletion than incandescent bulbs
Nov 2012 – Daily Herald: The new LED bulbs aren’t worth $50
Aug 2012 – New Light: DOE Caliper report indicates AR111 LED lamps not ready for prime time
Oct 2011 – LEDs Magazine.com LED-based products must meet photobiological safety standards: Part 1 + Part 2 + Part 3
Sep 2011 – LED Inside: Are LEDs really a suitable replacement for 40W incandescent bulbs?
Sep 2011 – Consumer Reports: Shortage of rare earth metals results in higher CFL prices
Sep 2011 – Green Prophet: LED Lights Mess More With Our Biological Clocks?
Aug 2011 – Real Media News: “LED lighting enlightening the world”
Jun 2011 – Consumer Reports: How many years does it take to test a lightbulb?
Apr 2011 – The Orion (Ca): LEDs trade comfort for brightness
Mar 2011 – eMailWire.com Lights of America Class Action Lawsuit: LED Lamps’ Claims Misleading
Mar 2011 – The Colombian (Can): Energy adviser: LED lighting not yet practical for many uses
Feb 2011 – University of California, Irvine: LED products billed as eco-friendly contain toxic metals, study finds
Nov 2010 – LEDs Magazine.com Light and human health: LED risks highlighted
Sep 2010 – DailyFinance.com: LED light bulb maker misled consumers, FTC says
May 2010 – Modern Building Services: LED misrepresentations
Mar 2010 – LaserFocusWorld.com: So, what about LED flicker?
Feb 2010 – NY Times (US): “How Long Did You Say That Bulb Would Last?” !
Feb 2010 – Press of Atlantic City: LED traffic signals not so hot in a snowstorm
Jan 2010 – Journal of Energy Security: The Battle Over Rare Earth Metals
Oct 2009 – The Telegraph (UK): New low energy light bulb works with dimmer switches – but costs £30
Oct 2009 – BoingBoing.net: LEDs: Throwing Some Light on the Hype
Aug 2009 IEEE Spectrum – The LED’s Dark Secret
May 2009 – EDN.com: LED lighting: panel debates quality versus cost
April 2009 – Boston.com: Nothing soft and warm about this $120 bulb
Philips L-Prize LED Lamp Info
Freedom Lightbulb has all the info and links to other articles, sites and official documents about its technical properties and how the $10 million prize was won:
May 2012 – More Dim Issues with Philips new LED Bulb
Apr 2012 – (S)tripping the Light Fantastic
Apr 2012 – L-Prize Technical Review Summary