Weirdly Awesome Plumen Bulbs Coming Soon the US
Hopefully by now we've all switched to CFL's for their uber-efficiency, and now here's another twist: the Plumen bulb is a CFL that, with a little extra design attention, has been developed into a more appealing form than the standard spiral. The form is so beautiful, in fact, that many consumers leave it exposed, rather than hiding it behind a fixture or lampshade. The bulb also uses 80-percent less energy and lasts 8 times longer than incandescent bulbs. The company notes that what the bulb offers in aesthetics can sometimes be the tipping point for on-the-fence consumers who aren't easily willing to pay the extra few dollars for the eco-friendly bulbs. While Plumen is currently available only in Europe right now, it is coming to the US soon.