This is cool. There is a lightbulb in Livermore, California that is 109 years old and has been in use for almost the entire time (only off when it has been moved between buildings). I wish most of the things I bought today had a life span 1/10th of that of this bulb (assuming it would not raise the cost substantially). I wonder what this bulb originally cost, inflation adjusted.
Meanwhile, we will soon be unable to freely purchase most of the old style incandescent lightbulbs from a consenting seller. Congress (and President Bush the Second), in all its wisdom, has essentially made such private acts between consenting adults illegal due to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Here is an op-ed against such regulation from a different David Henderson than the one most libertarians know and love. Stock up now if you don’t like new light sources such as CFLs.