Bright Light: GE’s New Light Bulb is a Bundle of Innovation
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By General Electric Company

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Replacing the incandescent light bulb is no joke. Commercialized by Thomas Edison more than a century ago, the light bulb ranks with the printing press, electricity, and penicillin as one of the great inventions that changed the world. But its huge success also became a weakness. Lighting now represents as much a fifth of a household’s energy consumption.

Switching to more efficient forms of illumination like compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LEDs) can deliver big cuts in the electricity bill and help tackle climate change.

Hungarian rhapsody: Inventors Sandor Lukacs and Balazs Torok from GE Lighting’s Budapest research lab helped develop the new award-winning CFL.

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