13 Mar '12, 9am

Philips Defends New Energy Efficient Light Bulb

There are greater troubling issues beyond the price. The problem is that the L-Prize contest which was supposed to foster U.S. green technology competitiveness was RIGGED. As a foreign based (headquartered) corporation Philips was excluded from eligibility according to the law that established the L-Prize, in particular public law 110-140 section 655(f)(1). Under U.S. federal law the term “a primary place of business” used in the statute refers to the single headquarters location, which in the case of Philips is Amsterdam,Netherlands. Philips, of course, would have known that they were ineligible, so they put out PR flak alleging that the bulb was the result of a global effort. The truth, as evidenced in Philips patent on the bulb, is otherwise. See http://www.google.com/patents/about/ELECTRIC_LAMP.html?id=adH3AQAAEBAJ The bulb was developed in the Netherlands. Dept. of En...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/philips-defends-new-e...

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