With the imminent death by government decree of the energy-hogging incandescent bulb, the lighting industry has become a surprise area of innovation.
CRS Electronics, based in Welland, Ont., is hoping it's on to the next big thing: the commercialization of a long-lasting, energy-sipping light bulb.
The company is betting that light-emitting diodes (LEDs) represent the future.
CRS bulbs cut energy use on one recent project by about 88 per cent, compared with halogens, and they are expected to last about 25 times longer, while having a brightness and intensity close to standard lighting. But LED lights don't come cheap. CRS bulbs cost around $60, or about 10 times the retail price of typical halogens.
Scott Riesebosch, an electrical engineer who is president and founder of CRS, joined us to take your questions on LEDs and the changes in the lighting industry. View an archived version in the box below.