The new, energy-efficient GeoBulb uses next-generation LED lighting technology that can help reduce
worldwide energy consumption by 10%. Our goal is to make the GeoBulb the first choice in long-lasting
energy-efficient light bulbs.
As with any new technological advancements, there will be many new LED light bulb companies
rushing to get an array of new products to market. Many performance claims will be made and many may
not be true. Most of them will not be here in 10 years. Here are some points to check out with any
Before you purchase an LED light bulb it might be best to ask these questions:
- How long has the company been in business?
- Is the warranty clear? This is a measure of the company's faith in the product.
- Do they have independent lab reports to back up their performance claims?
- Are they UL-listed and FCC approved?
- How long have they been in production?
Samples of GeoBulb have been turned on and off over 1 million times. This test was an excellent way to
verify the durability of any circuit design. The original GeoBulb prototype is over two years old and is
still working. Since high
quality LEDs last 50,000 hours or more, the other components in the circuit have to be able to last as
long as the LEDs. All components used in the GeoBulb are rated to last longer than the 50,000 hours
expected from the LEDs themselves. This manufacturing method not only gives C. Crane full confidence in
the GeoBulb during its warranty period but also means that you will likely get excellent performance well
past the warranty date.
We have noticed that other manufacturers use parts that can change values after as little as 2,000 hours of run
time. Energy performance can drop after that time. Light output can drop also. All
components in a GeoBulb are run at a temperature well below their maximum designed operational
C. Crane uses the highest quality LED bulbs available and they are the most expensive part of the bulb. The
bulbs are rated to have one of the highest light output combined with lowest energy usage and the longest
life expectancy. The color rendition of our LED bulbs is stable over time. In contrast, the color of
compact fluorescent bulbs can change early in their lifetime, and also light output degrades
noticeably over its expected lifetime.
The newest GeoBulb has a five year warranty that
covers the bulb even if it is used 24 hours a day for
five years straight.
C Crane has a full-time quality control specialist inspect each production run in Asia. We also perform
Quality Assurance tests when we receive the bulbs in Fortuna, California.
A cool white GeoBulb-3 has a nominal light output of 520 lumens which is similar to a 50-watt
bulb. Since the light output is primarily off the top of the bulb, it can be used in a ceiling
can or track light where a 60-watt bulb was previously used. It is best to try the bulb to be
sure the light output and color is acceptable for your tastes and application. A common, everyday
60-watt light bulb burns well over 2,000 pounds (or one ton) of coal in five years. It gets harder
every day to bring the miles of trains filled with coal to power plants. Most people alive today
will see the "easy-to-get" coal depleted and costs will rise. A solar or wind generation system for
your house is very expensive and takes planning and maintenance. Right now you can start reducing
your electric bill one small step at a time by purchasing a high quality GeoBulb in place of your
most used light bulb.