Selasa, 27 Desember 2011

Incandescent-Shaped CFL Bulbs from GE

How cool is this! You've heard me talk about those energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) in the past and how they are 4 times more efficient than your average incandescent bulb. The only downside that I can see is that funky spiral shape! It's just so awkward!

Well, problem solved! GE is unveiling its brand new SmartBulb on December 28th! The GE SmartBulb features a profile much closer to that of a standard incandescent light bulb. Inside the outer glass bulb, however, you have the same internal structure that the spiral CFLs have. The new 15 watt CFL will be an equivalent of a 60 watt incandescent bulb and can last you up to 5 years (if used 4 hours per day). The bulbs will be available at Target at the end of December and at select Ace Hardware locations starting in January. You can expect to find them everywhere else sometime in April. No word on the price point but I can't imagine them being too expensive. Check out this video from GE that explains a little bit more about the bulbs. Also, you can stay up to date on other GE products by periodically checking out their YouTube channel! Lights out until next time! - Via Apartment Therapy
New GE SmartBulb

New GE SmartBulb

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