That was a fun post Enjoyed that...still, not trying wooden bulbs anytime soon ;-)
RE Fire Risks they are greater with "energy saving" fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and to some extent LEDs than incandescents.. http://dunday.com/p/deception-behind-banning-light-bulbs.html#heat "as LEDs, unlike incandescents, produce a very small amount of heat. So not to worry folks, the bulb isn't a nightmarish, dangling fireball in disguise."
Not only do incandescents often usefully release around 95% of their energy as heat: Incandescent ban proponents conveniently "forget" to add that CFLs and LEDs really waste energy as heat, CFLs 80% and LEDs 70%.
That is because the CFL/LED heat is internalized, to give a greater, unseen, unpredictable fire risk, particularly with CFLs (incandescent heat being more noticeable, to warn users).
Just one of the many Deceptions being trotted out to justify bans on simple incandescent bulbs, as linked with the referenced rundown list above
Another reason the GE LED 22 year lifespan is questionable,
is because manufacturers gain little profit from long lifespans - on light bulbs as on other products.
GE, Philips and Osram/Sylvania already cooperated to fix regular incandescent lifespan at 1000 hours - and cooperated again to achieve the 2007 legislation banning these patent expired unprofitable light bulbs.
Manufacturer light bulb lifespan policies are documented by Michael Leahy and Howard Brandston (the latter is the US Congress lighting consultant) in their 2011 e-book "I Light Bulb" (review, http://dunday.com/2011/12/light-bulb-testimonial.html)
Good News! But the supposed lifespan is questionable. The lab-tested specs do not conform to real life use... http://ceolas.net/#li15ledax