A prototype built by a team of researchers traps an incandescent's heat at the filament, using it to keep the thing hot and shiny while drawing less power.
LEDs are on the rise, but the prices have never been lower, and that makes it a great time to upgrade. Still, you're going to want to be sure and choose the right bulb for your specific home lighting needs -- especially since these LEDs promise to last decades. From fancy floodlights to bargain-priced gems, here are our current favorites.
Still lighting your home with incandescents? For shame. Sharon Profis introduces you to the wonderful world of LEDs on "You're Doing it All Wrong."
This 40W replacement packs the lighting of today into the build of yesterday.
With LED tech packed inside an old-school glass globe, this light compromises nothing in terms of aesthetics.
In the dark? Win this week's prize, 12 of the latest consumer LED light bulbs from Cree.
This $8 LED is designed to simplify the lighting aisle.
This "Vintage-Style" 40W replacement LED hearkens back to the good old days of the incandescent.
For classic lighting ambiance, GE's Vintage-Style LED does the job, but there are better bulbs out there if you just need something simple to throw beneath a lampshade.
Don't throw out your old incandescent bulbs. Used or not, they can be turned into beautiful decor for your home.
Glass artist Dylan Kehde Roelofs takes pages out of the books of Edison and Tesla to create stunning works of art that would be at home in a HG Wells novel.