Growing up in New Hampshire, I used to marvel at how many bugs would congregate around our porch lights during the summer nights. That may fascinate a kid, but if you prefer to keep pests away from your home, check out the new GE Bug Lite, a lightbulb with a special coating that makes it invisible to flying bugs. The light takes advantage of the difference between human and insect vision. By masking the UV part of the light spectrum (light below 490 nanometers), the light is effectively invisible to insect eyes. Very clever! The bulb has a rated life of 2,000 hours and is available in both compact fluorescent light (CFLs) and incandescent bulbs. Get a couple before your next al fresco dinner party.
Credit: GE press release