Getting Lamp Designers To Switch To LED Lighting Is Our Awesome Video Of The Week

Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat attended the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York and asked five lamp designers to swap out their incandescent light bulbs for a low-power Philip’s LED. In each case, switching to LED saved between $125 – $1700 over 5 years and every lamp designer was impressed by the brightness and color of the lighting from the LED bulb.

Watching the video makes it seem so easy but what Ms. Fehrenbacher is confronting is the prejudiced assumptions most people have against LED lighting. Yes, you’ll have to pay a premium for LED lights over incandescents and CFLs but the biggest problem facing LED lighting adoption may be the idea that the quality of the light is not as good. Ms. Fehrenbacher meets that objection with the designers directly who may be the toughest customers to convince that LED lighting can show their products in a good light.

So if they haven’t done it yet, might make sense for Philip’s LED marketing department to send out some complimentary bulbs to lamp designers. Turning your critics into proponents of LED lighting will go a long way into improving LED bulb market acceptance. [Inhabitat]