Vu1 will sell a flood light that uses 70 percent less power than incandescent bulbs at Lowe's for just under $15 and has plans for an Edison-shaped bulb.
A partnership between the giant Swedish retailer and Lemnis Lighting is designed to bring down the cost of general-purpose LED bulbs.
The omnidirectional LED bulb, in the traditional A19 shape of household incandescent light bulbs, is due to arrive in India by the end of the year and worldwide early in 2012.
CNET conducts a "regular person's" comparison of the new AmbientLED bulb from Philips, along with its CFL and incandescent counterparts, without all the jargon.
A prototype bulb has an efficiency, as measured by lumens per watt, that is more than double commercial CFLs and LED bulbs available today.
The initial bulbs are for industrial use, but manufacturer TCP says it will soon be offering the same CFL and LED lighting options to consumers.
With a lighting efficiency mandate approaching, Osram Sylvania, Switch Lighting, and other lighting companies show prototype LEDs to replace 100-watt incandescent bulbs.
The EnduraLED A21 is designed to replace a 75-watt incandescent bulb and is expected to cost between $40 and $45.
At Google I/O, Google and Lighting Sciences Group show off an LED bulb controlled by Android devices, a step for the Web giant into home automation.
There's more diversity coming to home lighting as efficient general-use LED bulbs become available, giving people an alternative to incandescent bulbs and CFLs.