Is this the cheapest solar light bulb in the world?

Nokero has made a bit of a name for itself in marketing and selling environmentally friendly solar-based technologies such as solar lights and solar battery chargers. It is now introducing what it says is the most affordable solar light bulb in the world, and it is aimed at emerging markets.

This bulb is powered by algae

Not content with CFLs or LEDs? Looking for an even greener way to light up your life? Hungarian designer Gyula Bodonyi’s “AlgaeBulb” concept might be right up your alley.

Maglev lightbulb floats in mid-air

An Australian student has created a levitating lightbulb that powers itself wirelessly.

Broken lightbulbs spill dangerous levels of mercury

If broken and not removed, a compact fluorescent light bulb can release enough mercury vapor to exceed safe limits, a research team has found.

IKEA pulls the plug on incandescents


Many people are increasingly aware that the traditional incandescent light bulb is on life-support, and IKEA, it seems, has decided to pull the plug. 



GE touts hybrid Halogen-CFL light bulb

GE has introduced an incandescent-shaped light bulb that combines the instant brightness of halogen technology with the energy efficiency of a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb.

GE's LED lightbulb lasts 17 years

Eco-friendly lighting might actually start being some use, with the launch of an LED lightbulb from GE that's claimed to produce nearly as much light as a 40-watt incandescent bulb, while lasting more than 25 times as long.