A new halogen bulb looks like an incandescent bulb, but offers energy savings.
With the upcoming ban on incandescent light bulbs
, consumers are starting to go green
with their lighting choices. The most commonly discussed traditional bulb alternatives are CFL
and LED bulbs
. But now, there's talk of a new eco-friendly lighting contender set to hit the shelves in May.Osram Sylvania
is releasing a new type of halogen
light bulb. WETM News reports that the ultra efficient halogen bulb was recently produced at the company's Wellsboro plant.
It might be of interest to consumers that the energy-saving light bulbs
look very similar to the traditional bulbs
that have adorned their homes for years.
It might also be appealing to consumers that the halogen bulbs
are set to sell at a fraction of the cost of an LED light bulb
. Osram Sylvania - the same company that is trying to bring the cost of LEDs down to $10 in time for the incandescent ban - will release these halogen bulbs with a retail price of between five and seven dollars.
The source believes the new energy-efficient bulbs could be a game-changer in the eco-efficient lighting market. It remains to be seen how they will influence the growth of the LED
market, which has previously been predicted to exceed $1 billion before 2012.