With lighting efficiency laws taking hold, GE says traditional bulb-shaped halogens offer about a 20 percent efficiency improvement over incandescents.
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A prototype bulb has an efficiency, as measured by lumens per watt, that is more than double commercial CFLs and LED bulbs available today.
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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.
Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a polyethylene terephthalate yarn to meet both the halogen-free flame-retardant regulations and the "no flaming drip" requirement.
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