The National Graphene Institute was recently opened in the UK, in an official ceremony that also included another intriguing event.
Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov demonstrated to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne the graphene light bulb, which was mentioned to be set to launch later in 2015. While the price is yet unknown, it is rumored to be relatively low-price, cut energy use by 10% and last longer owing to its conductivity.
In November 2014, the business director of the NGI said a technology company (that remained unnamed) is about to open a graphene LED light factory in Manchester. In March 2015, he mentioned that graphene lightbulbs will be available for purchase in B&Q within the next six months.