It was the idea of ideas. The spark that created one of the world's largest companies. Now, General Electric is leaving behind the idea that created them. And maybe they should've done it a little sooner. The incandescent light bulb has been knocked down, dragged out and kicked to the curb. Most industrialized countries are looking to ban them completely in the next few years.
GE was actually working on a program to make incandescents more efficient. But now they have completely ceased all research and development into the bulb.
Instead, GE will redouble its efforts on LED and OLED technology (pictured.) Along with the announcement that they are ceasing incandescent development, they announced that they hoped to have their white OLEDs for sale by 2010. OLEDs have the ability not just to kill the bulb, but to kill the entire idea of a lamp, as they can be flat, bendable and even transparent.
Oh and, of course, they can be even more efficient than CFLs.
Via OLED Info
written by Clarke, December 03, 2008
written by p horskop, June 21, 2009
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