The Pharox60 isn’t the first dimmable LED–EarthLED released a dimmable bulb for track lighting earlier this year–but it is the first standard incandescent replacement to come with the capability.
Of course, price still presents a problem. Dimmable CFLs are available for under $5, and incandescents cost less than $1. Consumers might be more willing to splurge for LEDs once incandescents are phased out in 2013, but it will be a long time before the technology matches the cost of CFLs. LED lighting is much softer than CFL, however, and the price of LEDs is virtually rock-bottom when a 25 year life span is taken into account.
The Pharox60 bulb is available now on Lemnis’s Web site, and will soon go on sale at Amazon.com