i know compact flourescents are popular, but wonder if they are as bad as regular flourescents, which i find highly 'toxic' for the eyes. i like daylight or one weak regular bulb.
--- On Fri, 12/26/08, Eric Entemann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Eric Entemann <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Lighting's Eye-Popping Future
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, December 26, 2008, 12:01 PM
> At this time, most LEDs are less efficient than
> fluorescents. But progress is being made. And incandescent
> bulbs (quartz-halogen) still have their place, when high
> intensity is needed without great expense. Xenon discharge
> lamps still cost a fortune.
> Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:06:32 -0500From:
> [log in to unmask]: Fwd: Lighting's
> Eye-Popping FutureTo: [log in to unmask]
> Light-emitting diodes are going to change illumination more
> than you realize.
> For an eye-popping introduction to the future of lighting,
> walk into the lobby of Philips Color Kinetics'
> headquarters outside Boston. The reception area is bathed
> first in pink, then lavender, then pink again. Hallways on
> either side undulate with a tunnel of pulsing blue, then
> purple, lights. The surrounding walls display Philips'
> latest products as they have been installed in a rotating
> selection of buildings, including the CN Tower in Toronto
> and Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. All this
> lighting is done with light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.
> The energy-hogging incandescent lightbulb as we know it got
> a death sentence when President Bush signed the Energy
> Independence Act in December 2007; most such bulbs will be
> phased out beginning in 2012. Europe is nixing incandescents
> beginning in 2009. The race is on to develop devices that do
> a better job of converting electricity to light. Compact
> fluorescent bulbs have become a popular alternative, but
> LEDs have the potential to be twice as efficient. They
> typically last 50,000 hours, compared with 10,000 for a
> compact fluorescent and 1,000 for an incandescent bulb.
> It’s the same Hotmail®. If by “same” you mean up to
> 70% faster.