Friday, April 16, 2010
What you're looking at might be a glimpse into the future of the lightbulb industry. General Electric has released this new and improved lightbulb system with intricate fins and flares, rather than the boring old 'bulb' shape. These new $40 - $50 bulbs don't just look cool; consider them to be an investment. These bulbs last an impressive 17 years when used four hours per day, and they emit light in all directions (hence the flares), rather than just being focused on one spot. However, most important of all, they are very efficient, only using 9 watts to give off the same amount of light as a 40 watt incandescent bulb. Moreover, there is no mercury or other toxins found in these bulbs. The GE Energy Smart LED bulbs are not available on the market yet, but expect to see them on the shelves of your hardware stores sometime within the next year.