GE’s Hybrid CFL Saves Energy, Turns on Instantly

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General Electric announced last week that its new hybrid halogen-CFL light bulbs will be hitting stores nationwide in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, April 22.

A halogen capsule in the compact fluorescent bulb allows the bulb to turn on instantly – addressing the common complaint about CFLs that it takes several seconds for the light to come on. Once the bulb reaches full brightness, the halogen switches off and the energy-efficient CLF takes over.

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