Product Spotlight: Finally Light Bulbs
Light sets the tone for every experience from your morning routine to Broadway openings. The funny thing about light is how much we’ve taken the standard Edison light bulb for granted. We’ve basked in its warmth for nearly a century without thought.
From 2012 to 2014, the US Government started cracking down on light bulb production. The ordinary, incandescent light bulbs were cited as being too energy inefficient, and thus the Government laid out a plan:
- January 1, 2012: Goodbye to standard 100-watt incandescents.
- January 1, 2013: Goodbye to standard 75-watt incandescents.
- January 1, 2014: Goodbye to standard 60- and 40-watt incandescents.
The lighting industry was abuzz with this news and started working on different ways to produce that beloved, warm incandescent glow while being energy efficient. Watching this happen, Finally™ noticed a slew of products that couldn’t meet that goal get produced in odd shapes, with strange flickering, or even with an awful buzzing that they couldn’t be rid of.
When they saw that, despite significant effort on the lighting industry’s behalf, they wouldn’t be able to meet that goal, Finally™ took matters into their own hands, and created the Acandescent™ light bulb.
Two years of R&D went into creating this lightbulb, and it produces the same warm light as an incandescent bulb while using 75% less energy.
Introducing the Finally™ Light Bulb:
Behind the Acandescence
The current industry trend is moving towards solid-state electrical processors and newer innovative solutions to an age old problem. At Finally™, they thought that if they could just refine an existing technology, then they could change the landscape of the lighting world.
At the same time incandescent technology came around, there was another type of lighting technology called “induction lighting” that was developed. An induction light is a gas discharge lamp in which the power required to generate light is transferred from outside the lamp envelope to the gas inside via an electric or magnetic field.
Induction type lighting is already being used in many a commercial space, such as tunnels, warehouses, and garages, so the technology is by no means forgotten. Induction technology as it is, however, requires too much space to operate for a typical home lighting treatment.
At their lab here in Massachusetts, Finally™ put their best minds to the task of creating a bulb that uses all the best traits of the incandescent light to create a new form of lighting technology they call Acandescence. For more on how they work, check out this great video:
WARNING! SCIENCE AHEAD!
What Can It Replace?
Finally™ Light Bulbs are rated at 2700K, which is the exact temperature of an incandescent light. They are offered in 60 and 100 Watt bulbs (at 800 and 1,600 lumens, respectively) and a 75 Watt option is on the way.
This light bulb is literally the replacement incandescent, with a much longer life span! See the color chart below for an example of how Finally™ Light Bulbs look!
Benefits and Life Cycle
Finally™ Light Bulbs are rated to last 15,000 hours, or 13.7 years* (yes, that’s right, YEARS!). The yearly energy cost is calculated at $1.75** (to run this light bulb for a YEAR). On top of all this, they’re recyclable, meaning that from start to finish this powerhouse of a bulb is helping to protect the environment.
*Based on 3hrs/day usage
**Based on 3hrs/day usage at 11¢/kWh
We’re incredibly excited and proud to represent Finally™ Light bulbs. Stop in at your local Koopman Lumber store and pick one up for yourself. You won’t believe how awesome these light bulbs are until you see them! Thanks for reading!