This Hilarious Jeff Goldblum Commercial Makes GE’s New Light Bulb Sexy
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GE’s latest ad spot features Jurassic Park’s Jeff Goldblum. He’s no longer a mathematician, but he sure knows a lot about the future of lighting. Source: General Electric via YouTube

I’ve written hundreds of articles on General Electric (NYSE: GE  ) , but not one of them had a punch-line like this: The 130-year old manufacturer is bringing sexy back.

No, GE didn’t rush out and hire supermodel Gisele Bundchen; apparel maker Under Armour already beat it to the punch. Instead, the company that popularized the light bulb hired a Hollywood star to help it … um … popularize a light bulb.

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A Light Bulb Shows How Solar And Wind Beat Coal
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What would you rather do: burn 714 pounds of coal or  put up 100 square meters of solar power?

Good Magazine performed an interesting experiment which underscores the benefits of renewables while simultaneously showing off the shortcomings of coal, nuclear and natural gas. It calculated how much energy it would take to keep a 100 watt light bulb burning for an entire year. The results are charted in the infographic below but here is a quick rundown:

  • Coal: 714 pounds.
  • Natural Gas: 143 pounds.
  • Nuclear: 0.35 pounds.
  • Solar: 8 days, 8 hours and 14 seconds of energy from 100 square meters of solar panels.
  • Wind: 2 hours, 20 minutes and 9 seconds from a 1.5 MW turbine at 25% capacity.
  • Hydroelectric: 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Granted, this is a purely hypothetical situation. Under the new lighting efficiency regulations, you probably can’t find a 100 watt incandescent bulb in the U.S. You’ll be stuck doing this comparison on a 13 watt LED, but the ratios would stay the same.

While it is challenging to compare apples to oranges, it is somewhat safe to say solar and wind win. Eight days isn’t long and…………… continues on Forbes

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