I hate the color light cast by compact flourescents, so I’m ready to buy.
A $50 light bulb? GE is betting that its new Energy Smart LED bulb is a bright idea. General Electric’s Energy Smart LED bulb goes on sale on Wednesday on the company’s Web site. The nine-watt bulb is not only energy-efficient — it produces the same amount of light as a 40-watt incandescent bulb (higher-wattage models are in the works) with 77 percent less power — but is also omnidirectional, unlike earlier generations of LED bulbs, which shed light in one direction only. Its 22,500-hour life span is twice that of a compact fluorescent bulb, and it contains no mercury. GE claims that one bulb will last 22.8 years.