Back in April, we heard about GE’s effort at creating The One Bulb for replacing the common 40-60W incandescent. Their design is disturbingly Mordor-esque, but the 17-year lifespan can’t be argued with. We heard they’d be available in early 2011, but it looks like GE just couldn’t wait.
You can buy them now, but be aware that this isn’t a bargain product. Even though they last many times as long as an incandescent, they also cost many times as much. And at $50, they cost more than existing LED bulbs.
GE says that these last longer, use less energy, and distribute light better than Brand X, however, so maybe it’s worth the money. If you’re made of money, that is.