Philips' Prototype LED Could Replace Fluorescents and Save the US…

Office parks and convenience stores across the country rely on fluorescent lights. These flickering gas-filled tubes suck down far less energy than the incandescent bulbs they replaced but still consume some 200 TWh of electricity every year. This new super-efficient LED prototype from Philips, however, puts… » 4/11/13 1:20pm 4/11/13 1:20pm

Going Inside the DayGlo Factory Is a Mind Bending Colorful Trip

Byte Size Science took a tour inside the DayGlo Pigment Plant to show how DayGlo makes all of its fluorescent colors. It's pretty fascinating—the color becomes taffy textured and then solidified by cooling and then ground up to be like sand and then ground up again to be between 3-5 microns in diamater. And it's so… » 1/09/13 9:00pm 1/09/13 9:00pm

Panasonic's Pa-Look Fluorescent Bulbs Get Lit Fast

Not since Adam Frucci's last house party have we seen anything get lit as fast as Panasonic's Pa-Look fluorescent bulbs. These use a hybrid lighting method that makes for "instant bulb brightness," which is more convenient for bathrooms where you want to get light right away and not accidentally step on errant urine.… » 6/11/08 8:20pm 6/11/08 8:20pm

Halloween CFLs Keep You Spooky AND Eco-Friendly

When decorating this Halloween, there's no reason to throw out your Gizmodo-sharpened electronics mind. On the contrary, Halloween is your time to shine. Literally. Just check out these Halloween-themed compact fluorescents. The 13W bulbs run 2 for $9 (one black, one orange), and will last you every Halloween for the… » 10/12/07 11:03am 10/12/07 11:03am