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  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Incandescent Bulb

    10/28/2015 9:28:59 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 10-28-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • The History and Science of Color Temperature (video)

    09/12/2014 7:55:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | May 11, 2013 | Filmmaker IQ
    The way we perceive color is greatly influenced by our cultural understanding. We all grew up learning that Fire is Hot and Ice is Cold. Therefor red and orange are warm colors while blue and cyan are cool colors.This association in our mind is so strong that filmmakers can actually invoke a sense of temperature just by the color palette they use in their films.Take for example Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing”The film beautifully photographed by Ernest Dickerson, is awash in yellows, oranges and reds invoking the heat of a long, hot day in the Bed Stuy...
  • New regulations pull the plug on the 75-watt incandescent light bulb

    01/01/2013 6:24:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    KTIV ^ | 1/01/13
    UNDATED (NBC) - As we say goodbye to 2012, we're also saying goodbye to a fixture in America's lighting fixtures: The 75-watt incandescent light bulb. Under federal law, 75-watt bulbs can no longer be produced or imported as of January 1st, though retailers can still clear remaining stock. **SNIP** Traditional 60 and 40 watt bulbs will be phased out in 2014.
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Could Cause Ultraviolet Damage to Skin

    07/27/2012 1:02:43 PM PDT · by Blackyce · 15 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 07/19/12 | Colin Lecher
    science,colin_lecher,cfl_bulbs,environment,health,light,lightbulbs,radiation,research,science,sustainability,technology,uv_rays science 63791 Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Could Cause Ultraviolet Damage to Skin By Colin Lecher Posted 07.19.2012 at 3:42 pm18 Comments CFL Bulb Wikimedia Commons We know CFL bulbs are world-changingly efficient, producing the same level of light as their incandescent parents while using a quarter of the energy. But they're still a relatively new device, and few long-term studies have been carried out on them. One of the most recent, a new report from a team at Stony Brook, suggests CFLs might cause damage to skin by releasing UV rays. Researchers rounded up CFL bulbs from two counties...
  • Paying $60 For A Light Bulb That Lasts 20 Years Is Kind Of A No-Brainer (Really?!)

    04/23/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 23, 2012 | By Mary Beth Quirk
    After months in development, Philips is finally ready to sell LED light bulbs that last 20 years. Could be quite a game-changer after all, if you didn't have to change a light bulb between now and when your unborn child graduates from high school, just think of all the precious minutes you could spend on other tasks. And the environment would surely thank you. Philips put the $60-bulb on sale yesterday, which was also Earth Day, of course. The bulb uses LED otherwise known as light-emitting diodes to light things up, instead of filaments, reports BBC News.
  • EPA Turns Out The Christmas Lights

    12/30/2011 2:55:22 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 32 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/28/2011 | Russ Harding
    Enjoy this seasons Christmas lights; next Christmas it will be considerably more expensive to run the lights that adorn Christmas trees, homes and businesses in many areas around the country, including Michigan. Most American households would have preferred a lump of coal in their stocking from the Environmental Protection Agency rather than the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule issued by the agency today. The rule is aimed at coal-fired power plants, mandating among other things a 90 percent reduction in mercury emissions. This may be the most expensive regulation on utilities issued by the EPA to date, estimated to...
  • Lighting Industry Tones Down Light Bulb Ban Support

    07/12/2011 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/11/2011 | David Hogberg
    The lighting industry largely backed a 2007 move to phase out incandescent light bulbs. But amid a consumer and political backlash, that support seems far more tepid now. The House planned to vote Tuesday on a bill by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to repeal parts of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Those sections didn't ban incandescents explicitly, but set efficiency standards that they can't meet. The 100-watt bulb phases out Jan. 1. General Electric (GE) and Royal Philips Electronics (PHG), two of the biggest light bulb producers, helped Congress develop the de facto incandescent ban.
  • Obama: Ill veto anything that limits EPA greenhouse-gas authority

    02/02/2011 12:29:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 78 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:55 pm on February 2, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    How disappointed will Republicans be to hear Barack Obamas veto threat on bills moving through Congress to rein in the EPA? Not very. It isnt the first time the White House has issued the threat, but with one of the bills coming from his own side of the aisle, its starting to sound more like a plea to keep from being put in that position: The Obama administration Wednesday repeated its threat to veto legislation that would curb its ability to regulate greenhouse gases. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said that the White House continues to oppose any efforts...
  • Coble (R-NC) seeks repeal of light bulb standard

    01/12/2011 5:34:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    News-Record ^ | 1/12/11 | Mark Binker
    Coble seeks repeal of light bulb standardBy Mark Binker Staff Writer Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (Updated 8:06 am) GREENSBORO U.S. Rep. Howard Coble is among those urging colleagues in Congress to turn off the lights on a controversial provision of the 2007 energy bill. The Greensboro Republican is a co-sponsor of a bill to repeal what some refer to erroneously as the incandescent bulb ban. Texas Reps. Joe Barton and Michael Burgess and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, all Republicans, were the original sponsors of the repeal measure. The legislation is a long way from passing, but it...
  • Compact fluorescent light bulb to blame for Hornell fire

    12/23/2010 2:09:46 PM PST · by NRG1973 · 77 replies
    The Hornell Evening Tribune ^ | December 23, 2010 | Andrew Poole
    A compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) is to blame for an accidental electrical fire in Hornell Wednesday morning, said Steuben County Fire Investigator Joe Gerych. Those are the lights everybodys been telling us to use, he said. It blew up like a bomb. It spattered all over. A CFL on the ceiling burst, said Gerych, and gas inside the CFL bulb helped start the fire. He added exploding CFLs are rare. The North Hornell Fire Department responded to a call from the McNeill residence, 7185 N. Main St. Ext., Hornellsville, a little before 7 a.m. Wednesday, said North Hornell Fire...
  • Obama the Lightworker

    06/29/2010 11:59:55 PM PDT · by highlander_UW · 21 replies
    Vanity | 6/29/10 | Highlander_UW
    I'm tossing out this thought for someone with more graphic arts skills than I. As the presidential election approached there were numerous leftists proclaiming Obama as a "Lightworker". It occurs to me, a good slogan would be... "Obama the Lightworker turned out to be a dim bulb."
  • Man Snacks On Lightbulbs (Has Eaten 1500 Bulbs)

    05/03/2010 10:46:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 653+ views
    WYVW ^ | Monday, May 03 2010
    A Chinese man has spent the majority of his life enjoying the taste of well-lit snack. According to "The Metro," 54-year-old Wang Xianjun has eaten more than 15-hundred lightbulbs since he was 12. Xianjun says broken glass is "crispy and delicious," adding that he developed a real love of lightbulbs when he discovered that they weren't causing his body any harm. Xianjun says he smashes each bulb into pieces before he eats it and always enjoys a glass of water with his meal. He adds, quote, "I only eat the bulb during breakfast, and each day no more than one...
  • The light bulb that lasts 25 years: ... but it will cost you 30

    10/24/2009 10:08:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies · 2,009+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/09 | David Derbyshire
    It could be the breakthrough that finally has consumers warming to the energy-saving light bulb. A version that brightens up instantly, costs just 88p a year to run and lasts up to 25 years has gone on sale in Britain for the first time. The only catch is that the new LED bulb will cost 30.
  • US$3 LED light bulb lasts 60 years, could end battle of the bulbs

    02/04/2009 4:24:53 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 151 replies · 4,274+ views ^ | 2/4/09 | Paul Evans
    February 2, 2009 Cambridge University researchers have developed cheap, light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs that produce brilliant light but use very little electricity. They will cost just GBP2 (USD2.80) and last up to 60 years. The gallium nitride based bulbs are 12 times more efficient than conventional tungsten incandescent bulbs and three times more efficient than compact fluorescent low-energy bulbs. As well as lasting 100,000 hours, ten times as long as today's eco-bulbs, the LED bulbs do not contain mercury, so disposal is less damaging to the environment, they do not flicker and fully illuminate instantly, unlike the current generation of...
  • Lights go out as Britain bids farewell to the traditional bulb despite health fears about eco-bulbs

    01/06/2009 7:39:23 AM PST · by BGHater · 33 replies · 1,021+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06 Jan 2009 | David Derbyshire
    Throughout war, disaster and recession, it has kept Britain illuminated for more than 120 years. But the traditional incandescent lightbulb is finally being switched off for the last time. Retailers have stopped replenishing stocks of conventional 100watt bulbs and will have run out within weeks. The voluntary withdrawal part of a Government campaign to force people into buying low-energy fluorescent bulbs follows the scrapping of the 150w bulb last year. The move has angered medical charities who say the low-energy alternatives can trigger a host of ailments, including migraines, epilepsy and skin rashes. The lightbulb revolution was first...
  • Incandescent bulbs future dims

    11/11/2007 7:20:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 376 replies · 1,081+ views
    MSN ^ | 11-11-2007 | MSN
    If U.S. lawmakers have their way, the lights may soon go out on Thomas Edison's greatest invention -- the incandescent light bulb. The 19th-century inventor brought illumination to the world's fingertips, but according to Congress, his invention isn't efficient enough for an age anxious about energy supplies. "Only 10% of the power used by today's incandescent bulbs is emitted as light, while the other 90% is released as heat," Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., said when she introduced her legislation to ban standard light bulbs. To eliminate this waste, Harman has proposed legislation that would effectively eliminate incandescent light bulbs from...
  • Change a Light Bulb and SAVE!!!

    10/14/2006 3:37:44 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 161 replies · 4,844+ views
    DOE ^ | 10-10-2006 | DOE
    If every household in America changed just one traditional light bulb to a energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulb at home, combined efforts would save 5.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year or $526 million a year in electric expenses. This would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of nearly 800,000 cars. CFL light bulbs use 2/3 less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs and last up to ten times longer. Replacing a 60-watt incandescent with a 13-watt CFL can save consumers at least $30 in energy...
  • How many darwinists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    04/19/2006 1:47:20 PM PDT · by JCEccles · 24 replies · 513+ views
    Cartego Delenda Est ^ | April 17, 2006 | Matteo
    Charles Darwin: None. But if it could be shown that the bulb entered the socket without a series of clockwise turns, my theory would absolutely break down. ACLU: None! We have separation of church and state in this country. Eugenie Scott: None. To say a Darwinist did it is not a scientific explanation. Pandas Thumb: None. To say that light bulbs dont screw themselves in is not a testable proposition. You cant prove they dont. That would be an argument from incredulity. You are committing a Darwinist Of The Gaps fallacy. Generic 1: None. Time and chance are sufficient. Eventually...
  • How many freepers does it take to change a light bulb?

    10/23/2003 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 540 replies · 3,908+ views
    How many freepers does it take to change a light bulb? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs 27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs 53 to flame the spell checkers 41 to correct spelling/grammar flames 6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive 2 industry...