This could be a great breakthrough and a real solution to the “dirty” CFL’s (compact fluorescent light bulb).Â Even though each CFL has a minute amount of mercury it will more than likely find its way into landfills.Â People are too used to throwing away regular light bulbs to be bothered recycling CFL’s.
A lighting revolution is on the way that could end at the flick of a switch the battle between supporters of conventional bulbs and the eco-friendly variety.
Cambridge University researchers have developed cheap, light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that produce brilliant light but use very little electricity. They will cost Â£2 and last up to 60 years.
Despite being smaller than a penny, they are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten bulbs and three times more efficient than the unpopular fluorescent low-energy versions. Read more