What Are You Doing About Light Bulbs These Days?

There are the LED lightbulbs you know you should buy, and then there are the insane 10 for $10 sales that try to lure you back to the incandescent days. But between everlasting light bulbs, app-controlled light bulbs and light bulbs that do the dishes and see into the future, it's pretty clear that change is upon us.… » 6/23/13 2:18pm 6/23/13 2:18pm

Bulb 2.0: Homage to a (Once) Timeless Design

Not that there's anything particularly wrong with the soft serve style of traditional CFLs, but we sort of love the overly cutesy nature of the Bulb 2.0, a compact fluorescent shaped lamp with the faux filament of a traditional incandescent lightbulb. It's both a nod to Edison in an era when his most famous invention… » 8/13/08 1:16pm 8/13/08 1:16pm

Purdue University Breakthrough Could Lead to Low-Cost, Mass-Produced…

The researchers at Purdue University are just full of bright ideas these days, and this weekend was no exception. Thanks to a major breakthrough, they may have overcome a major obstacle for "solid state lighting," which laymen like to call LED (light emitting diode). That obstacle? Cost. LEDs are expensive, mostly… » 7/20/08 4:00pm 7/20/08 4:00pm

'CFL FTW' Illuminates the Tragedy Behind Lightbulb Progress

Poor incandescent bulbs. They had about 100+ years of dominance, but now it's the era of energy-efficient compact fluorescent. And this triumph of the CFL has been archived for future historians in the most permanent record known to our culture: a T-shirt. If you'd like to see this clever garment actually be produced,… » 6/16/08 5:00pm 6/16/08 5:00pm