07 Aug '12, 1pm

A Modern LED Design Even Edison Would Appreciate

A Modern LED Design Even Edison Would Appreciate

Picture a light bulb in your mind, and it's likely that the image will reflect the incandescent bulbs modern society has used for over 100 years. Although some of the materials have changed, today's incandescent bulbs look a lot like the glass globes Thomas A. Edison created to keep his filaments needed in a proper vacuum. Today we've discovered that while cheap and familiar, traditional light bulbs are grossly inefficient, wasting most of their energy as heat rather than light. To combat this inefficiency, the market has embraced compact fluorescent bulbs that use far less energy over their lifetimes while providing a similar or better quality of light. These energy efficient light bulbs may save us money, but they don't have the classic look of the light bulbs we know and love. That's why Luke Anderson decided to re-design a lamp to celebrates the beauty of Edison's earl...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/modern-led-design-even-...

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