Durabulb: ‘Unbreakable’ LED Survives 100-Foot Fall & More


Throw it off the top of a building or down some stairs, or carry it in a bag without padding, and the Durabulb will take the licking keep on ticking (or lighting, as it were).

The lightweight LED uses 80% less energy than conventional bulbs and its rugged design means it also requires a lot less packaging, saving on space and materials for shipping that would wind up in a landfill.


The flexible, shatter-proof design is thanks to a bouncy polycarbonate plastic shell. It was tested by throwing it 100 feet and attempting to smash it with a tennis racket. It was also mailed without a box through the US postal service and worked on the other end. The bulbs can last up to 10,000 hours.


“Lighting Science is committed to creating products that promote sustainability and low carbon economies,” said Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Lighting Science. “By choosing the lightweight Durabulb instead of other LED bulbs, Americans have the opportunity to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with LED lights by 20,000 tons a year. That’s the equivalent of driving a car across the United States 16,213 times.”

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