"Nearly 130 years ago, Thomas Alva Edison received patent No. 223,898 for the invention of an Improvement in Electric Lamps. That spawned the incandescent bulbs we all know today - and which in 2012 will begin to fade under federal regulations designed to increase energy efficiency." Read the rest at Boston.com.
Incandescent bulbs won't begin to be outlawed until 2012, but the technology of the future appears to be here now.
We have a short YouTube video of the difference between an Incandescent and an LED bulb running a power meter. Check it out: