What if I told you that there is a light bulb that can last up to 17 years and cut your electricity bill all at the same time? Well, now there is. GE plans to release the Energy Smart LED bulb sometime later this year or early 2011. When used for 4 hours a day (or less) it will burn bright for up to 17 years, provided of course that you don’t drop it or leave it illuminated all day every day.. The bulb is designed to give off the same amount of light as a standard 40 watt bulb all the while using only 9 watts of power, a 77% energy savings.
When it does finally go on sale the bulb should retail between $40 and $50.