In the upcoming years, LED technology could virtually replace the standard light bulb. This new technology isn’t that new. It was first developed in the 60’s but has seen little use except for in alarm clocks and battery level of video cameras. The large drawback has been producing whit light. In the past they could only produce red, green, and yellow light. Nichia Chemical of Japan was able to make a breakthrough when they produced a blue light. Nichia combined the new blue with red and green to produce a white light.
The big fuss with the LED is they use less wattage and will last up to 50 times as long as a 60-watt bulb.