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Sceond story from #ccm12 Loving the Zeta LED bulb idea!

Could a simple change in the shape of LED light bulbs help them make the breakthrough into the mainstream that has so far proved elusive? That is the hope of UK-based clean tech firm Zeta Controls , which is poised to launch a new patented LED light bulb design dubbed the LifeBulb that employs the same shape as conventional incandescent bulbs. The company, which is taking part in this week's Clean and Cool Mission to San Francisco, has developed an aluminium cage fitted with small light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are positioned to diffuse light in the same way as a 60W incandescent bulb while using just 9W of energy. "The aluminium cage structure allows air to flow through the bulb, cooling it without the need for a heat sink," explained Anthony McClellan, commercial director at Zeta Controls. "That means you can create a bulb that is the same shape as standard bulbs. One...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2163429/zeta-control...

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