The LED solution?

The Brits are further ahead of us in the development of the next generation of light bulbs. They’ve banned the sale of incandescent light bulbs, and they’re already — reportedly — moving past the newfangled CFL bulbs.

The next step is LEDs. I bought one of those LED worklights a year or so ago and it’s heading for the trash. The light, while cheaper to produce and relatively bright, is too narrowly targeted as a work light and certainly as a replacement for home light bulbs.

So I was interested today when the BBC reported that a professor has developed an LED light bulb that will last for 60 years and be appropriate for home use. Alas, it was a most disappointing presentation.

It’s easier to develop an eco-friendly light bulb than it is to develop an eco-friendly light-bulb that works well.