For those people who hate the harsh flickering light of fluorescents and have hoarded 60W and 100W tungsten bulbs to avoid having to use them (not me, but many people have done this), this will be a welcome story...
"Plastic bulb development promises better quality light"
"Prof Carroll says his new bulb is cheap to make and he has a "corporate partner" interested in manufacturing the device. He believes the first production runs will take place in 2013.
He also has great faith in the ability of the new bulbs to last. He says he has one in his lab that has been working for about a decade."