If you believe in coincidences, you might call it one that, only days after we blogged about a $99 LED bulb, the shopping-savvy folks over at The Consumerist would feature a short piece about these HD Light bulbs for sale.
Made by OttLite, the "High Definition Natural Lighting™" bulbs come in 13, 15 and 18 Watt versions and run anywhere from $12.95 to $24.99 for a single replacement bulb. Not quite as expensive as the GeoBulb III, but then again I doubt the OttLite bulbs last 50,000 hours either.
But that's not what this is about. This is about a bulb that's going to change my life. Have I been living a life of Standard Definition this whole time, lighting my home with 480i bulbs? What clarity of vision have I been missing out on? Just imagine how the ping pong ball would look if I used OttLite's HD bulbs in the fixtures over head. I would see every imperfection in the ball, every tiny black mark left by the paddle, every subtle change in spin, right?
You know who this bulb is perfect for? The same people who walk into a Best Buy, look at the 1080p HD LCD playing a basketball game and say "it looks better than if you were there at the game." People, nothing looks better on a television than actually being there.
A bulb won't change my world from SD to HD. Credit to OttLite for preying on the gullible, but I'll be shopping around for less expensive CFLs or LEDs...even if they only illuminate my world in 480i.