General Electric’s hybrid halogen-compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs that were announced late last year have started making their way to retailers nationwide. According to the latest reports, these environmental-friendly light bulbs are expected to be available nationwide by April 22 – Earth Day. What makes these light bulbs special is that they take a short time to completely light up, last longer than regular incandescent bulbs and contain less mercury in them. This means less light bulb changes for folks at home and when the hybrid bulbs get disposed, there’s less mercury for the environment to deal with. The hybrid bulbs are expected to cost between $5.99 amd $9.99 depending on the wattage and the color.