We love a good LED light bulb. But some consumers find their light too different from the incandescents they are used to, finding them harsher and more bluish in color. If you’re one of these peeps, then the Finally Light Bulb Company has good news for you. The company’s Acandescence technology, developed by Finally founder John Goscha, promises to have you feeling like you are back in the good old days. (OK, maybe not so far back as that, seeing as how incandescents can still be found on store shelves and you probably still have a few in your sockets, but still.)
Acandescence is poised to reliably re-create the same light as an incandescent minus the associated energy wasted and higher cost of LED. According to Finally, the light Finally bulbs emit has its roots in induction technology, utilizing a copper coil instead of a tungsten filament or an electrode to generate light. Goscha worked with Dr. Victor Roberts, the former Head of Lighting Research at General Electric and Dr. Walter Lapatovich, formerly of Osram Sylvania, to miniaturize the best pars of induction lighting (originally only found in commercial lighting) for home use.
It may look, and turn on instantly, just like a traditional incandescent bulb, but the Finally bulb is 75% more efficient than an incandescent and will last 15 times longer – providing up to $75 worth of savings over its lifetime. Using Acandescence, new technology that is not LED-or CFL-based, the Finally bulb is the first light bulb made in the recognizable light bulb shape to actually reproduce the reassuring warmth and omnidirectional light of beloved incandescent bulbs. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, Finally bulbs fit everywhere and work anywhere.
How does it stack up to LED? According to Finally, it will use 75% less energy than an incandescent, and last 15 times longer. LED reports around 82-85% savings in energy with a lifespan 25 times that of incandescent. It’s about a dollar or two less expensive than some of the least expensive bulbs out there. So it’s really about what you want in your home, and how important light quality over energy savings is to you.
The Finally 60 Watt Replacement light bulb is available now for pre-order and is expected to be offered at select retail outlets in July for the very competitive price of $7.99. The Finally 75 Watt and 100 Watt Replacements will be available for pre-order in the fall. For more information – and to pre-order the right light – visit www.finallybulbs.com