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Shoppers Stockpile Incandescent Bulbs in Anticipation of Phase Out

In anticipation of a new law that will phase out incandescent light bulbs beginning next year, some shoppers are stockpiling large quantities of the bulbs for future use. According to USA Today, people aren't happy using the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), which are cheaper than LEDs and use 75-percent less energy than incandescents. Some complain that CFLs aren't quite as ...

Republicans Seize Momentum, Set Sights On . . . Light Bulbs?

The Republicans just stormed through the midterm elections, so the party obviously means serious, serious business. According to Talking Points Memo, one pressing and essential issue for Rep. Joe Barton, of Texas, is to deal with those newfangled "little, squiggly, pig-tailed" energy-saving light bulbs. Apparently, the "traditional incandescent light bulb" needs protection because of its intert...

Jim Campbell's 'Scattered Light', a Colossal Sculpture of Luminous Pixels

Share "Most of these works -- if you pause them -- you can't tell what you're looking at," says artist Jim Campbell, as his newest installation flickers in the background. 'Scattered Light' is a 50-foot-long array on an 80-foot wide, 16-foot-high and 16-foot-deep structure supporting over 1,600 lightbulbs fitted with LEDs, which are programmed to display a low-resolution, moving image as individu...

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 f...

FTC Says 'Lighting Facts' Must Be Plastered on Light Bulb Packaging

Have you ever wondered exactly how "healthy" a light bulb is for your energy bill? If so, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is here to help. According to an FTC press release, every light bulb manufactured after the halfway-point of 2011 will feature a "Lighting Facts" label on its packaging. This label, which is a clear nod to the Nutrition Facts label on food products, will provide information ...

Nokero Solar-Powered N100 Bulb Could Offer Kerosene Lantern Alternative

A new solar light bulb could be a safer and more affordable lighting option for people who live in developing nations. According to CNET News, the Nokero N100 solar LED bulb can provide up to four hours of light on a single charge -- making it the world's first solar-powered light bulb. The N100 is about the size of your average incandescent bulb, but the green plastic housing holds four solar ...

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 regula...

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...

World's Smallest Light Bulb

Scientists at UCLA have constructed the world's smallest light bulb. When it's turned off, the tiny filament is invisible to the naked eye. Flip the switch, however, and it becomes a tiny pin-prick of light. The minuscule bulb was created using carbon nanotube technology, a much touted scientific breakthrough that has, until now, been used to do little else other than create portraits of our dea...

New Philips LED Light Bulb Lasts for 45,000 hours

Philips has been hitting us with some out-there lighting concepts lately, but the company's Master LED light bulb is actually already on sale in Europe and is set to brighten up Stateside lives around July. The 40W-equivalent bulbs should run between $50 and $70, and expected lifetime is set at 45,000 hours -- just slightly more than a CFL's 10,000 or a standard bulb's 750 hours. The Master is c...

LED Light Bulbs That Last 60 Years to Get Cheaper

Those old-school incandescent bulbs you grew up with are on their way out, deemed too inefficient for a continued life in today's eco-friendly society. But their replacements, compact flourescent (CFL), have their own share of issues. Some people find that the next-gen bulbs give them headaches, and since each one contains a bit of mercury they aren't exactly green themselves. For that reason, m...