Farmer: Shedding light on fluorescent bulbs
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Farmer: Shedding light on fluorescent bulbs083011opinion3Athens Banner-Herald In 1878, Thomas Edison had a really bright idea.

In 1878, Thomas Edison had a really bright idea.

With U.S. Patent No. 214636, Edison described an improved means of controlling electricity to a metal filament which kept it from melting. Thus was born the commercialization of the incandescent light bulb.

For more than a century, Edison-style light bulbs have allowed us to vanquish the dark and greatly expand the range of human activities. Perhaps no other invention has so transformed our society. But it has come at a cost. The fact that cities never sleep has added stress to our lives; light pollution swamps out our view of the heavens, and lighting accounts for a very large portion of U.S. energy use.

Homes and buildings account for more than 40 percent of the energy consumed. Approximately half of that goes into keeping…………… continues on Online Athens

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Lighting Science And Dixon Join Hands To Light India With LED
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The U.S based world’s leading LED manufacturing and marketing company Lighting Science Group join hands with Dixon Technologies for manufacturing and marketing a very large scale LED lights in India. They planned to manufacture 65 watts sub-$ 15 omnidirectional street, industrial, outdoor and domestic lamps. These lamps will utilize up to 85% reduced electricity than current lights consuming. Currently hundreds of millions of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) were sold in India each year because of their long life and high efficiency. But the mercury present in the CFL makes the disposal of them complicated. LED lights have no polluting substances in them and they even consume 35% less electricity than CFL lamps.

The main reason for these companies to join hands is that the Indian light market at 2015 is expected to be worth around Rs 2,000 crore. With the last year market worth wh…………… continues on CrazyEngineers VoiCE
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