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Plastic Makes a Better Light Bulb

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Plastic illumination devices?
Ann R. Thryft   1/14/2013 11:47:50 AM
Scott, good point. I, too, hope that there aren't any hidden safety hazards associated with this new technology. Two things have disappointed me hugely about CFLs. First, the safety hazards associated with mercury, and second, the fact that they are meant to stay on for a long time, and not be switched on and off, as is usual in household, not office, use. That switching on and off lowers their lifespan tremendously. And of course, long lifespan was supposed to be part of the big draw in the first place--so you could amortize the much higher costs while you were saving energy.

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BETTER LIGHT BULB
bobjengr   1/25/2013 6:18:00 PM
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 The very fact that it has lasted ten years is fantastic.  I'm use to screwing in a bulb and having it blow  due to voltage surges.   I went on the Wake Forest web site hoping to pull up specifications and none were there; i.e. watts, lumens, etc etc. This is a real breakthrough and certainly seems to be a viable alternative to what we have now in the market place. I think it is also gratifying to see nanotechnology applied to everyday uses.   Great Article Ann and thank you for the information. 

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Re: BETTER LIGHT BULB
Ann R. Thryft   1/28/2013 12:09:50 PM
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Your welcome, bobjengr. I agree about the 10-year lifespan. This is a prototype, and not at all close to being for sale, so there aren't any set specs yet--it would be great to find out more details.

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Gorski   2/16/2013 10:53:04 AM
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This looks like a winner. Making a softer light than LEDs or CFLs would get a majority of the female market. My wife's biggest complaint about non-incandescent lights are the harshness of their light. As they say, happy wife happy life

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Re: Electroluminescence
LED_LIghtingCompany   7/15/2013 9:17:02 AM
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Brilliant Cabe! Totally agree with you.

 

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