Philips Master LEDbulb 'Glow' 7W

A primary objective of this lamp was to simulate the light distribution and illuminated appearance of a pearl finish incandescent lamp. Earlier LED retofits had a highly asymmetric light distribution, with most light being emitted through the bulb crown and very little in the direction towards the cap. Additionally, the efficacy of this LED retrofit has been raised above comparable products of its time by a particularly elegant approach employing a remote phosphor.

The core light source consists of five Luxeon Rebel LEDs in royal blue colour, mounted on a flat PCB. These shine into a small hollow plastic hemisphere, the polymer itself being loaded with YAG type fluorescent phosphor (hence the yellow appearance when off). The fluorescent inner bulb converts a portion of the blue light from the LEDs into other wavelengths for a net white light. The whole assembly is disposed within a glass bulb frosted on its inner surface, and when lighted the appearance is similar to a Pearl lamp.

This was also one of the first lamps to step away from the use of aluminium for its heat sink. The body is moulded in a polyamide material loaded with graphite to increase its thermal conductivity to sufficiently high levels, hence the dark grey colouration.

The 400 lumen output of this lamp was the highest of any warm white A60 LED retrofit at the time of its launch, but that is only equivalent to a theoretical 35W incandescent lamp. Within a few months of its launch it was superseded by a slightly more powerful 8W model, which was first to achieve the 470lm target required to claim equivalency to 40W incandescent.
Manufacturer: Royal Philips Electronics
Lamp Power: 7½ Watts
Lamp Voltage: 230-240 Volts
Lamp Current: 50 mA
Power Factor: 0.65
Cap Type: E27/27 Ni plated brass + vitrite
Bulb Type: A-60 A-19 in eighths/inch
Bulb Finish: Inside Frosted Soda-lime glass
LED Type: Luxeon Rebel Royal Blue
LED Quantity: 5pcs
Luminous Flux: 400 lm
Luminous Efficacy: 53 lm/W
Colour Temperature & CRI: CCT: 2700K CRI: Ra82
Chromaticity Co-ordinates: CCx: 0.458 CCy: 0.405
Rated Lifetime: 25,000h 70% lumen maint.
Burning Position: Universal
Overall Length: 108.9 mm 4¼ inches
Light Centre Length: 95 mm 3¾ inches
Mass 120 grams
Factory: China
Date of Manufacture: October 2009 Date Code: 9K
Original / Present Value: EUR €39.95 (2009) GB £33.95 (2009)
References: 1) Philips Online Lamp Catalogue 2009.