LED lighting is something my Dad has been telling me about for years. In fact LEDs have long been one of the technological fascinations in my family. I remember when my Dad brought home a set of LED Christmas lights some years ago. They were so much brighter than the LEDs one finds on kids meal toys and such other places that one finds them. A couple of years ago in an intro Chemistry lab I worked with LEDs and made sure to save mine to bring home at the end of the semester. Thus, this is a bit of science news which touches close to home.
I wonder if the process will be economically competive to compact flouroscents? Supposing that they become feasible for mass-production, will companies make the investments required to make them? Certainly the lack of mercury is an advantage, but there is a lot going for compact flouroscents currently (legislation, consumer interest, ect.). I hope that manufactors really do step when the time comes. The moment these things become afordable I hope to have some in my house (or appartment I suppose if it really is two years). My compact floroscents have lasted three years through college, but I’d be happy to replace them with LEDs when they burn out.