24 Jan '12, 1pm

Building a Better Bulb: Lighting Revolution Advances

Building a Better Bulb: Lighting Revolution Advances With the industry’s support, new U.S. lighting efficiency standards went into effect this month. This move, along with similar actions in Europe and China, is helping spur new technologies that will change the way homes and businesses are illuminated. by dave levitan Despite an outcry from U.S. conservatives that new lighting efficiency standards infringe on personal freedom, legislation mandating greater efficiency became law on January 1. Those new standards, along with major progress in lighting research and development, are helping usher in a technological revolution: Lighting companies — both large and small, in the U.S. and abroad — are rapidly building a better light bulb. The incandescent bulbs that have lit the world since their invention by Thomas Edison are on their way out, to be replaced by newer technologie...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/building_a_better_bulb_light...

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