LED Bulb Features Gnarly Golden Heatsink

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LED light bulbs come in all sorts of strange sizes and shapes, but this offering from Chinavision is unabashed in its design.

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Featuring an aluminum, curvilinear design, a series of diecast cooling fins dissipate heat from the internal circuitry. Meanwhile, LEDs put out 400 lumens for 50,000 hours while sipping on just 7W.

If you're interested, the bulb is available for $30. Otherwise, you should just try to convince your modder friend to incorporate it into his next case design. Maybe some gross ode to Thomas Edison. [Chinavision via 7gadgets]

DISCUSSION

What's the deal on LED toxicity vs CFL's? CFL's should be taken out of the list of lighting options due to the mercury they contain.

I think LED's are cleaner, and they are smaller physically, so should prove less of a fabrication and disposal problem than CFL's.

I find that the light on LED's is more pleasant than CFL's too. And they don't buzz. I have a "day light" CFL desk lamp, and it's fraking noisy!

On those fins... the Luxeon site says that their LED's can hit 130c, that's pretty hot, but nothing compared to an incandescent bulb. It seems like overkill. There has to be a better way.