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Energy-Efficient ESL Bulbs to Hit Shelves Next Year
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On November 9, 2010 @ 6:00 pm In Design,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation | 1 Comment
Not a fan of CFL  bulbs but don’t want to shell out the cash for LEDs ? Enter the Electron Stimulated Luminescence bulb  (ESL), designed by Vu1 Corporation. The bulb just passed UL certification — meaning it will soon be headed to store shelves.
The bulb  works by stimulating phosphor to generate light, creating a “glowing” look on the bulb’s surface. The 10,000-hour, mercury-free ESL bulb is purportedly just as energy-efficient as both LEDs and CFLs — and it’s dimmable. Vu1 claims that its bulb can disposed of without worrying about toxic elements, and it produces 50% less heat than incandescents to boot.
Want to check one out for yourself? Vu1 is hoping to have its first wave of bulbs hit store shelves in 2011.
+ Vu1 
Via Core77 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/09/coming-soon-energy-efficient-esl-bulbs/0eslbulb001/
 CFL: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/10/20/ge-unveils-hybrid-halogen-cfl-light-bulbs-for-2011/
 LEDs: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led
 Electron Stimulated Luminescence bulb: http://www.vu1corporation.com/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/09/coming-soon-energy-efficient-esl-bulbs/0eslbulb002/
 bulb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/15/armorlite-a-cfl-bulb-without-the-risk-of-toxic-mercury-exposure/
 + Vu1: http://www.vu1corporation.com
 Core77: http://www.core77.com/blog/technology/cfls_leds_now_esls_yet_another_lightbulb_technology_17811.asp?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+core77%2Fblog+%28Core77.com%27s+design+blog%29
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