The Key to America’s Future Greatness is Not a New Light Bulb
News from The New American:

It took one man, working tirelessly in his private laboratory, to light up the world. The invention of the electric light bulb by Thomas A. Edison was the work of an individual, not a collective, not the government. Yet its impact on the world was greater, more productive, and more beneficial than anything that 10,000 government bureaucrats could dream up. The purpose of the government was to secure Edison’s God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It was not to help him invent anything. Its purpose was to leave him alone to do what he did best: invent new wonders that changed the world.

But today, the government can’t keep its hands off anything, including Edison’s great invention. Through a new law entitled “The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act,” the government has mandated phasing out Edison’s remarkable invention and replacing it with a more expensive Compact Flourescent Light Bulb (CFL), which according to lighting engineer Howard Brandst…………… continues on The New American
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Home Help: Light bulb terms
News from Suburbanite:

With the introduction of new lighting technologies, consumers are being exposed to new terminology that can make the shopping experience confusing. The following list outlines several of the new lighting terms:

Watts = energy used. Watts is a measure of the energy that is required to illuminate the light source. The lower the wattage, the less energy used. 

Lumens = brightness. Light that is emitted from the light source is measured in lumens. The higher the number of lumens, the brighter the source will be.

LED = light-emitting diode, or a miniature light source incased in plastic. They produce minimal heat, they don’t contain mercury and other toxic material, so they can be disposed of easily.

CFL = compact fluorescent lamp. An energy-efficient lighting option, CFLs emit light when electricity excites the mix of gases inside the bulb, creating high-energy, invisible ultra-violet light.<…………… continues on Suburbanite
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