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.
Vu1 has another idea for efficient lighting: Based on cathode ray technology, its UL-certified lightbulbs put out similar light to incandescents but use less energy and don't contain mercury.
LED lights are, after all, electronics. Samsung is among a few consumer electronics companies pushing into LED lighting with a new line of consumer light bulbs.
The annual Osram Sylvania lighting survey finds growing awareness of the 100-watt incandescent phase-out and interest in trying more efficient alternative products.
Vu1 says its Electron Stimulated Luminescence bulbs are safer and better quality than CFL and LED lights. Is ESL the next big thing in lighting?
Green-tech companies are in for the stimulus of a lifetime. But proponents also know the risks of a bureaucratic boondoggle.