The Forever Bulb by Diolight


35 years before it was hip to be green, Kevin Keating and his diode based light bulbs were illuminating split levels across the US. With the promise to burn for 20 years, some of these bulbs could still be burning today. Anyone have one lighting their household?


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4 thoughts on “The Forever Bulb by Diolight

  1. Karo says:

    I have ‘one that just burned out, dang it. It has been in the house since sometime in the 1970’s. Does anyone know if there is a place to purchase these?

  2. Ed says:

    Yes I still have 2. Bought I think 12. One just burned out the other day, but still have 2 in use.

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