light bulbs

  • Going Green: 100W Light Bulbs To Be Phased Out In California This Year

    Going Green: 100W Light Bulbs To Be Phased Out In California This Year

    If there were a superhero who was powered by 100W lightbulbs it’s safe to say his days of fighting crime in California are over. The state will end the sale of 100W light bulbs after the current supply has been exhausted. It’s part of the federal Energy Independence Act and Security Act of 2007. Silly name aside, the law will go into effect in the coming years across the country. Read More

  • LED Mania: Bridgelux Adds $21 Million Funding, Digital Lumens Goes Global

    LED Mania: Bridgelux Adds $21 Million Funding, Digital Lumens Goes Global

    Despite conservatives’ misgivings about Whitehouse moves to retire old, incandescent light bulb technology (and its energy inefficiency) the market for light emitting diodes and efficient lighting systems continues to gather steam. In the latest spate of milestones: LED-chip-makers Bridgelux scored another $21 million investment; and Digital Lumens attained certifications that will help… Read More

  • GE's New Halogen-CFL Hybrid Bulb Eliminates Light Switch Lag

    GE's New Halogen-CFL Hybrid Bulb Eliminates Light Switch Lag

    One of the most annoying things about fluorescent bulbs (including their new and improved little brothers, the CFLs) is the way they take a little time to get to full brightness. It differs from bulb to bulb, but you always end up cursing it inwardly, as it always keeps you in suspense of when that slight flicker will end. Well, GE has solved that problem, at least kind of, by putting a… Read More