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The Evolving Lightbulb

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The switch to efficient lighting will have a significant impact on emissions – and climate change.

Light bulbs have been around since the days of Thomas Edison, but they're not the same old bulbs anymore. Technology is improving rapidly, and with that progress comes new levels of efficiency and sustainability. In his new book 'Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization,' author Lester Brown explains that one of the easiest and quickest ways that we can reduce electricity use......read more

Lights Out at Bulb Plant

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GE to close last remaining incandescent light bulb plant in the US.

In a story that encapsulates all of the difficult issues involved in the global shift toward sustainability, the last remaining General Electric plant in the US that produces incandescent lights will be closed this month. A 2007 law essentially outlawed the old-fashioned bulbs that were made ubiquitous by Thomas Edison. In a perfect world, the 200 jobs lost at the Virginia factory would be......read more

Plumen 002

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Plumen launches its second low-energy designer light bulb $30.00

In 2010, the light bulb game was forever changed with the introduction of Plumen, the world's first low-energy, designer bulb. Now the UK company has announced the release of Plumen 002, a sculptural compact flourescent that emits a mellow, atmospheric light. Inspired by artists like Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, Plumen 002 assumes the form of a continuous looped channel that, according......read more

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