A Light Bulb That Lasts 13 Years

A light bulb developed by General Electric uses cutting-edge technology to last 13 years based on 3 hours a day of use.

Let’s put it into perspective. Imagine you have a baby, and you install the Energy Smart LED (light-emitting diode) bulb in the baby’s room. That baby will grow up and be jamming in high school before that light bulb burns out (based on three hours of use a day).

Several years ago we were willing to pay a high price. The bulbs, which were introduced at trade shows in 2010 started out at more than $40 each. That was the the price for the trendsetters among us, also known as “early adopters.” As with most new technologies, we expected the price to drop dramatically in coming years. And boy, did it ever! You can get four of them for less than $15 on Amazon, or little more than $3.50 each.

According to the company, each Energy Smart LED bulb will prevent 25 spent old-school. light bulbs from ending up in a landfill.

1 Comment on A Light Bulb That Lasts 13 Years

  1. Kevin

    Sure the bulb may last 25 times longer than the traditional bulbs out now, but if you consider the cost of a normal bulb now is about $.60, even if you replace it 25 times over 17 years you still pay less than the new fangled bulbs. Call me old fashioned but just cuz they can make a bulb that lasts for 20 years doesnt mean I gonna run out and buy one