The Brits are further ahead of us in the development of the next generation of light bulbs. They’ve banned the sale of incandescent light bulbs, and they’re already — reportedly — moving past the newfangled CFL bulbs.
The next step is LEDs. I bought one of those LED worklights a year or so ago and it’s heading for the trash. The light, while cheaper to produce and relatively bright, is too narrowly targeted as a work light and certainly as a replacement for home light bulbs.
So I was interested today when the BBC reported that a professor has developed an LED light bulb that will last for 60 years and be appropriate for home use. Alas, it was a most disappointing presentation.
It’s easier to develop an eco-friendly light bulb than it is to develop an eco-friendly light-bulb that works well.