GE Lighting Developes Hybrid Light Bulb

11/01/10 | Copyright Synergy Lighting USA | Call us today for sales and pricing information: Toll Free: 1-877-220-5483

GE HYBRID CFL HALOGEN LIGHT BULB

Consumers will soon no longer have to travel to the car dealership to find a Hybrid. Starting in 2011, GE Lighting brings hybrid technology to the lighting world in the form of a unique, new incandescent-shaped light bulb that combines the instant brightness of halogen technology with the energy efficiency and longer rated life of compact fluorescent (CFL) technology.

One of the biggest complaints with CFL light bulbs is the 2 minute delay for lamps to reach peek brightness. GE Lighting feels that this new Hybrid Halogen-CFL is the futures cure. The halogen capsule inside GE’s new hybrid halogen-CFL bulb comes on instantly, allowing the bulb to operate noticeably brighter in less than a half a second. The capsule shuts off once the CFL comes to full brightness. The initial product launch will bring U.S. and Canadian consumers GE Reveal® and GE Energy Smart® Soft White varieties that offer significantly greater instant brightness than current covered CFLs, while preserving the energy efficiency and long life attributes that have elevated CFLs as a lighting staple in many households.

GE scientists engineered the bulb to operate with an exceptionally low level of mercury: 1 mg. Currently available CFLs range from 1.5 mg to 3.5 mg. The hybrid halogen-CFL bulbs will be RoHS compliant and offer eight times the life of incandescent bulbs (8,000 hours vs. 1,000 hours). Less frequent replacement due to longer light bulb life can reduce landfill waste.

First to launch will be 15-watt and 20-watt hybrid halogen-CFL bulbs that are considered viable replacements for 60-watt and 75-watt incandescent bulbs, respectively. Retail pricing and specific distribution availability will be announced in the coming months.

 

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1 COMMENTS

1 Mike Buschannon
05:59:00, 03/08/11

For energy saving, i think more and more people will turn to led’s in the future. Great Article!

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