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Dimmable LED light bulb will last ‘up to 25 years’

£30 Pharox energy saving bulbs go on sale in UK

Lemnis Pharox low energy LED light bulb

We’ve tested energy-saving light bulbs on how long they take to turn on and how long they will last

A dimmable 6W LED light bulb has gone on sale which claims to match the performance, brightness and incandescence of a traditional 60W light bulb and last up to 25 years – but it comes with a £30 price tag.

The Pharox 300 LED energy-saving light bulb is, according to the manufacturer Lemnis Lighting, ‘a dimmable lamp that shines a warm white light with an output comparable to a 60 watt incandescent bulb’. 

Pharox 300 LED light bulb

Lemnis claims that the bulb ‘uses 90% less energy than an incandescent bulb’ and is also more energy-efficient than other energy saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

Based on using it for four hours a day, Lemnis says the bulb can last for around 25 years.

We haven’t tested the Pharox 300 light bulb yet so aren’t able to give a full verdict on this bulb, but we have analysed 23 different energy-saving light bulbs in our latest light bulb tests – find out which energy-saving light bulbs were crowned as Which? Best Buys.

Energy saving light bulbs

Less efficient, traditional light bulbs are being phased out between now and 2012 under new EU rules. Since September 2009, shops have been no longer able to order new stocks of 100W light bulbs. And 75W traditional bulbs will be phased out in the same way in 2010, followed by 60W traditional bulbs in 2011.

Lighting and electrical store Ryness is currently the only UK stockist of the Pharox bulbs, and you can buy them in Ryness stores and online at Ryness.co.uk for £29.95.

Visit our for advice on creating a sustainable home and cutting energy costs. You’ll also find reviews of top rated energy saving appliances and water saving appliances in our product reviews section.

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