Ed Hammer, Father of the CFL

I just read a really interesting article at CNET about Ed Hammer, the father of the compact fluorescent lamp, or “CFL,” as it’s affectionately called.  The CFL – an invention that got shelved at its birth because of a $25 million bill for manufacturing.

Check out the article.  Thanks, CNET! Consumer Reports also has an interesting article with Ed Hammer, in the format of ten questions for Ed.

Ed Hammer, Father of the CFL, apparently also does a podcast on the technology at http://www.drop-the-hammer.com/ – although there haven’t been any posts since June.