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With strict new standards, the landscape of lighting is rapidly changing. Here's everything you'll need to know to keep up.
Halogen hybrid light bulb offers CFL efficiency without the wait for full brightness. And it contains less mercury.
With new, stricter efficiency standards almost upon us, it's time to think differently about your lights. Here's why you should feel fine.
Lighting manufacturer initially offers bulb online only.
The bulbs, which combine halogen and compact fluorescent elements, should retail for less than $10 each. GE says they light up without delay and should last 8,000 hours.
LED bulbs are energy-efficient and designed to last for many years, but here are a few lesser-known features to consider when weighing a jump to LEDs.
GE shows off a prototype LED downlight with active cooling system and announces plans to release a 60-watt equivalent LED bulb for general lighting next year.
The annual Osram Sylvania lighting survey finds growing awareness of the 100-watt incandescent phase-out and interest in trying more efficient alternative products.
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.