I'm not sure if you've heard yet, but I'm now a famous TV star. The paparazzi have been hanging outside my home all weekend. It's all because I of my 15 second spot on this week's energyNOW! episode (seen online or on Bloomberg TV channel). I was featured in their "blogger" section and I had to answer the very difficult question, "Do efficient light bulbs save energy?". My answer, delivered like a seasoned policy analyst, was: "Yes, of course they do, it's simple math."
But enough about me, if you have any other questions about my new found fame, please send them to my assistant. Also featured was Martin LaMonica, Cnet's excellent blogger. The actual episode was very entertaining, and also featured a segment from LightFair 2011, which I also attended. The episode centered around the incandescent bulb ban that will begin to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012 and the light bulbs coming on the market to replace the 100 watt, then 60 watt, then 40 watt incandescent.
Before I watched the episode, I wasn't really aware of all the alternatives people will have to replace standard incandescents. In our next post I'll look at some of the other issues the episode brought up, but for now, here are some of the bulbs featured on the episode:
- Lighting Science Group's 60 W equivalent LED that sells for $18
- Switch Lighting's 100-W equivalent LED (Avail in Oct. for about $30)
- GE's hybrid light bulb - Halogen and CFL
The episode "Battle of the Bulbs" from energyNOW! can be seen below: