Light Thoughts
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Jenny Heinzen York — Home Accents Today, 7/27/2011 4:45:36 AM

I’VE GOT LIGHT BULBS ON MY MIND.

Not just because I’ve been doing a lot of writing and researching about the incandescent light bulb regulations going into effect next year; and not just because I am fresh off of a trip to the Dallas market where I visited lots of lighting showrooms; and not just because Home Accents Today is dedicating more editorial space this year to lighting; and not just because GE just shipped me a $ 50 LED light bulb that it promises will last more than 22 years.

But all of those reasons are certainly factors. I’ve been reading all the articles in the media about the “bulb ban;” and I’ve seen the reporting on the national news broadcasts; and I’ve certainly heard the silly politicizing on the subject, too. Quite honestly, I am amazed at how much misinformation is out there on the subject, and can’t help but think this i…………… continues on Home Accents Today
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The cheapest sustainable light bulb in the world can be found in your garbage can
News from CBS News:
(CBS) – Imagine lighting your house with a soda bottle, water and bleach. In a small village in Manila, that’s exactly what they’re doing.

The project is called Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light) and is providing sustainable and affordable solutions for lighting.

According to the website, the project was “designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the Solar Bottle Bulb is based on the principles of Appropriate Technologies – a concept that provides simple and easily replicable technologies that address basic needs in developing communities.”

So how does it work?

A plastic bottle is filled with water and bleach. That’s it. That water refracts light from the sun in all directions and disperses the sun’s rays that would otherwise go in one direction inside the home. The bleach prevents algae and particle build-up, keeping the water clear. Once the “light bulb…………… continues on CBS News
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