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MAY 09, 2013 - Time

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Long Live the Lightbulb

Have you seen the ad with the funeral for the incandescent lightbulb? As a lone bagpiper plays a dirge in the snow, the actor best known as that no-nonsense lieutenant from The Wire explains in his stentorian baritone that it’s not a sad day, because Cree Inc.’s LED bulbs last 25 times as long and use 84% less energy. Then he places Edison’s creation in an itty-bitty coffin and buries it for good. But it’s alive! Sort of. This month, Ohio-based Advanced Lighting Technologies is releasing the Vybrant 2x, a 21st century incandescent powered by nanotechnology. It lasts twice as long as an ... Read More

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