Plastic electric light bulbs

Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on electron injection and charge generation in AC field-induced polymer electroluminescence

We are lucky that Science is still doing OK. Researchers from United States are claiming that they managed to develop what is in essence – plastic light bulbs. The new light bulbs could replace the fluorescent bulbs because they provide light not heat.

The new source is made from layers of plastic and is said to be more efficient while producing a better quality of flicker-free light.

The scientists behind it say they believe the first units will be produced in 2013.

The new light source is said to be twice as efficient as fluorescent bulbs

Lighting accounts for around 19% of global electricity use
A worldwide switch to low-energy bulbs could save the output of around 600 power plants