Edison-style incandescent lamps have disappeared from the shops. The energy-saving compact lamps that replaced them are also likely to go, and are already being replaced by even more energy-efficient LED lamps. But is this the best solution, the ultimate light bulb? Will they last as long as Edison's bright idea? In my latest feature for Chemistry & Industry magazine I looked into new developments in lighting technology:
What a bright idea
Chemistry & Industry Volume 80, Issue 9, pp 22-25, DOI: 10.1002/cind.809_8.x
an installation of lights and chemical glassware in the windows of the Wellcome Collection, London (own photo).
In the same issue on page 38-39, there is my review of the book "Bananaworld" by Jeffrey Bub (premium content).