The first light bulb that is alive
Created with bacteria, could be used as ambient lighting, and as signage systems and emergency exits.
Generate light without using electricity may seem like a utopia, but biology has an answer to this challenge through bioluminescence. The trick is to take it so that it becomes a viable and environmentally friendly. Philips has begun to explore a concept based bioluz fed by methane bacteria. Its applications could reach many low-light environments, from theaters and clubs to signaling systems and emergency exits.