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GE's Hybrid Lightbulb Is Instant-On

Your hybrid car should help reduce your carbon footprint, but what about all the energy you waste when you come home and turn on the lights? Apparently, GE's new hybrid lightbulb can help control your energy usage, without sacrificing your late-night lighting. As Engadget explains, GE's forthcoming product is essentially two lightbulbs in one. At first glance, it looks like any other compact...

Yves Béhar and GE Unveil WattStation, a Speedy Electric Car Charger

Designer du jour Yves Béhar loves electric cars, as we saw when he unveiled a concept for a hackable vehicle at the Greener Gadgets conference back in February. In addition, his company fuseproject helped develop the drool-inducing Mission Motors electric motorcycle, the fastest vehicle of its kind on the market. Now Béhar has teamed with GE to unveil a new design for an electric...

Home Depot Offers $20 EcoSmart LED Bulbs, Undercuts GE and Phillips

When we mentioned the new, hyper-efficient bulbs from General Electric (GE) and Phillips, we suggested that, at $40 and $50 a pop, consumers wouldn't be eager to jump on board that lighting train. But according to Engadget, The Home Depot's new EcoSmart LED is cheaper and almost as powerful as the ones soon to be available from GE and Phillips. The EcoSmart LED, which is the equivalent of a...

GE Unveils LED That Could Replace the 40-Watt Bulb, Phillips Not Far Behind

On Thursday, General Electric (GE) revealed a new LED light bulb that could replace every incandescent 40-watt bulb in your house. According to CNET News, the Energy Smart LED bulb emits about 450 lumens, which is equal to the output of your average 40-watt bulb, but consumes only nine watts of power. If you used it for an average of four hours each day, the bulb could last 17 years. "This is a...

Tech Companies Urge Obama for Smart Grid Revolution

The Climate Group, a group of tech companies including Google, AT&T, Intel, GE, HP and Verizon, has written a letter (.PDF) to President Obama urging him to explicitly support the building of a smart grid and the deployment of smart metering technologies to every home and business in the U.S. The use of smart grid technologies is believed to be an essential ingredient in creating more...

GE Creates OLED Printer

Maybe the incandescent light bulb has been sitting in its socket-shaped throne for too many years -- GE thinks so, anyway. GE R&D guys have produced a machine that prints OLED materials newspaper-style onto 8-inch sheets of metal foil in hopes that the sheets -- which can be pinned to just about any surface -- will start the process of home lighting biz regime change in 2010. Picture, if you...

GE's First Digital Camera Disappoints Reviewers

When GE announced the G850 digital camera, they entered a new market. Based on the G850's specs, it seemed like GE's first digicam effort would stack up well against the established competition. The pocketable camera is rated at 8 megapixels -- hardly notable -- but it also includes a 5x optical zoom and image stabilization. Both are features that are rarely seen in a camera you can fit in your...