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“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” Dr Carl Sagan.

How many Chinamen does it take to change a light bulb? Well the way technology is developing, light bulbs may not have to be changed at all in future!

Providing they’re LED of course!

In the end it all boils down to energy management. Whether we like it or not, this is the immediate challenge for South Africans today. If we fail to tap proactively into alternative energy solutions, we’ll suffer increasing inconvenience and find ourselves in financial hot water sooner than later.

In the residential domain, lighting may not be the primary energy consumer. Hot water, cooking and space heating comprise the bulk of your electricity bill. However, in the commercial and industrial sectors lighting can easily take up a massive portion of the electricity account.

Warrior of the light

Enter the light emitting diode … latest warrior of the light!

They’ve been winking at us for years and by now everyone has come into contact with LED technology. For years we’ve seen indicator lights on TVs, sound systems and electronic systems, Christmas lights and more recently car tail and headlights. Over recent years solar powered traffic lights and billboar…………… continues on Technology With a Bright Future – AllAfrica.com

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Where the Wily Lights Are: LightForm opens
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Iris Benaroia  Jun 13, 2012 – 12:50 PM ET | Last Updated: Jun 13, 2012 1:29 PM ET


Philippe Starck’s Marie Coquine for Baccarat chandelier/umbrella hybrid ($ 38,000).

These days, a cookie is a biscotti and a book a tome and a light fixture, a 14-foot-long thingumajig composed of a chandelier dangling under an umbrella, with a sack of suspended sand for good measure (see photo above of Philippe Starck light fixture). It can all seem a little loony, and it was with such trepidation that I headed to the opening of LightForm, an insider-only outfit for architects and designers ― until now.


Halley by Vibia’s ($ 2,859-$ 3,533) distinctive long, lit rods can curve over an entire picnic table.

Started in Western Canada by Richard Assaly, LightForm has showrooms in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, and now it’s got one in Toronto, at 267 Niagara St., o…………… continues on National Post

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