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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

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Not a fan of CFL [2] bulbs but don’t want to shell out the cash for LEDs [3]? Enter the Electron Stimulated Luminescence bulb [4] (ESL), designed by Vu1 Corporation. The bulb just passed UL certification — meaning it will soon be headed to store shelves.

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The bulb [6] 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 [7]

Via Core77 [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/09/coming-soon-energy-efficient-esl-bulbs/0eslbulb001/

[2] CFL: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/10/20/ge-unveils-hybrid-halogen-cfl-light-bulbs-for-2011/

[3] LEDs: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led

[4] Electron Stimulated Luminescence bulb: http://www.vu1corporation.com/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/09/coming-soon-energy-efficient-esl-bulbs/0eslbulb002/

[6] bulb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/15/armorlite-a-cfl-bulb-without-the-risk-of-toxic-mercury-exposure/

[7] + Vu1: http://www.vu1corporation.com

[8] 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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