Fluorescent lighting, the Medusa of the illuminated world, has gotten a bright little makeover. But instead of hiding the horrid glare behind deceptive lamp shades — the strategy of most CFL-hating designers (which is to say all designers) — London designer Samuel Wilkinson has refashioned the bulb itself, twisting and intertwining the glass to create something approaching sculpture.
Toshiba hauled the gate shut for the final time on its incandescent light bulb factory today—ending a production run that dates back to 1890. The reason? The eco-unfriendly, inefficient, thermo-luminescent tech has had its day.
Walmart has long been king of the big box stores (and Sam's Club isn't too popular these days with the families of the 11,200 people it just laid off). But the retail giant is making real efforts to change its ways and dominate in another arena: sustainability. Will it be successful?
Price remains a major barrier for potential LED bulb consumers, but Lemnis Lighting's new six-watt dimmable LED has at least made the switch from incandescents a little sexier. The six watt Pharox60 bulb is 90% more energy-efficient and 25 times longer-lasting than a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
Where can science fiction possibly go when real-life headlines proclaim that researchers have created LED lightbulbs from salmon DNA? University of Connecticut researchers have added fluorescent dye ...