On Thursday GE launched a line of CFLs that look like … wait for it … regular incandescent bulbs! At least one other company (competitor Philips) has tried the clever disguise, but GE says, “No, for real, this one is really small and it really does look like a normal bulb.” Or words to that effect.
This on the heels of the company’s announcement that it has stopped trying to develop a high-efficiency incandescent.
In other lighty “news,” communities across the country are using LEDs for holiday light displays. From the National Tree (which is festooned with LEDs donated by, ahem, GE) to It’s a Wonderful Life inspiration Seneca Falls, N.Y., from Long Beach, Calif. to Wauwatosa, Wisc., people are flippin’ over those groovy diodes.