I am all for moving away from the normal incandescent bulbs almost all of us use today to a more efficient and longer lasting alternative like CFL or LED lighting. The problem is that the incandescent bulb is dirt cheap; you can buy a box of four for a few dollars. The CLF bulbs are more expensive with one selling for a couple times that price and the LED bulbs today are even more costly with each bulb selling in the $40 to $50 range.
The price isn’t the biggest issue for me though; it’s the color of the light produced by the next gen bulbs. I can’t stand the way the harsh white light looks in a room; I want the warm yellow light I have always known. LED bulb makers know this and they are working to get the light into the color range we all know today. As it turns out getting that yellowish light from a LED bulb is not an easy thing to do.
A company called Switch Lighting has been showing off a new LED light bulb that is not only about half the price of the other LED bulbs on the market, it has the same light color as the bulbs in your home right now. The company will be selling 60 and 75W replacement bulbs with LED tech inside in October. The 60W bulb will sell for about $20. The bulbs use about 16W of power and will last for about 20,000 hours.