04 Apr '11, 7pm

GE’s Hybrid CFL Saves Energy, Turns on Instantly

GE's new CFL-halogen hybrid bulb saves energy, like other CFLs, but provides instant brightness and contains less mercury. Photo: General Electric Hybrid cars aren’t the only eco-friendly hybrids around anymore. General Electric announced last week that its new hybrid halogen-CFL light bulbs will be hitting stores nationwide in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, April 22. A halogen capsule in the compact fluorescent bulb allows the bulb to turn on instantly – addressing the common complaint about CFLs that it takes several seconds for the light to come on. Once the bulb reaches full brightness, the halogen switches off and the energy-efficient CLF takes over. Read: Yes, You Pay More For CFLs, But Are They Worth It? The bulbs, which look like a curly compact fluorescent inside a traditional round incandescent bulb, also contain a lower amount of mercury than other CFLs on t...

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