Science and Technology : new light bulb

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The US government is to launch a revolutionary new light bulb which is the most energy-efficient yet and lasts for 20 years. There's only one snag. It costs $60.

    The bulb was developed after Congress launched the the $10-million L Prize competition in 2007 to find a bulb to replace the energy-wasting 'incandescent' 60-watt bulb.

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    But when only Dutch manufacturer Philips entered the contest, it was declared the winner and began work straight away.
    The bulb, which is is supposed to give off a pleasing, natural-looking light, will go on sale at Home Depot and other outlets starting on Sunday - Earth Day.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2130976/Thats-bright-idea-The-revolutionary-new-light-bulb-lasts-20-years--costs-60.html#ixzz1sJfROhYw
     
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    poor people are gonna be in trouble...

    if they make it a legal thing, I guess they will just tax us...
     
  3. jamesfrmphilly

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    we have got to stop wasting energy
     
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    If the long term saving outweighs the short term investment (inflation included), then it makes economic sense to buy it.
     
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    lasts for 20 years……...
     
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    Hell NO.

    If it gets to the point where i'm forced to buy this expensive light bulb...then i'm buying coal lamps.

    We're already struggling to keep our light bill cheap as possible. I can't afford these light bulbs. Hell, that'll be bout...Let me see,.. 3 bdrooms, 1 bed lamp in each room,(2 in mine), the lamp in the livingroom, not to forget a light fan in the kitchen with 3 light sockets, the garage,..or and the bathroom...Add all that up,.. thats **** near $500.00. when i can get 2 pkg of 4 light bulbs for $2.00
     
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    im going to wait till the competition shows up and the price begins to drop...
     
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    incandescent bulbs will be outlawed by 2014…….
     
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    there is no "competition", phillips is the sole source. however, there is a mandate to sell the bulbs at $20.
     
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    As they no doubt should be, but they are so warm and beautiful when photographed.
     
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