SRP scientists achieve breakthrough in 3-D light bulb technology

An example of a polygon model of the new printable LED.

This morning, scientists at the SRP Kilowatt Research Laboratory had quite the a-ha moment as they test-printed a 3-D light bulb that uses one-tenth the energy of an LED bulb. If the demos are a success, customers could soon have a powerful new super energy-efficient lighting option that they could print in their own homes.

Once past the prototype stage, the bulbs could even be customized for a Pinterest-perfect look to match the design of each room in the house.

All you have to do is download this set of instructions and follow the step-by-step guide to create your very own bulb in less than an hour.

“We’re excited to shine the spotlight on this latest technology,” said Luz Clarita, the lab’s lead scientist.

Until the product is ready, we encourage everyone to continue to use LED bulbs. Get discounted ones at



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