Three! In this picture, a small team of sailors replace 111 light bulbs on the super structure of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
T.S. Eliot didn't know what the hell he was talking about—August is unquestionably the cruelest month. With only four more sweet weeks of summer left, every day that passes is just another reminder that we're about to be back in the lifeless dregs of fall. And what do we do when something upsets us? That's right;…
For all its ruthless atomic power, the Sun does some really cute things sometimes. Other than making flowers grow and tan Kate Upton's skin, I mean. Like this pretty good impression of a lightbulb, taken by the Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) C2 instrument aboard the Solar and Heliospheric…
While you probably know the basics, perhaps you don't really know exactly how the magic of incandescent lightbulbs happens. This video does an excellent job at explaining the true complexity of this extremely simple device. [Thanks Karl!]
If you've dabbled in Christmas decorations with traditional Christmas lights, you'll know that when one bulb blows, the entire line goes out with it. Why is that? Because of how the manufacturers wire them.
It's not the setup for a joke. Jets and light bulbs really do have something in common now that GE is using jet engine cooling mechanisms inside bright, lightweight, low-energy LED bulbs. You'll have to wait to buy them though.
Bless English design company Hulger, for they have unraveled those horribly twisted contraptions that are low-energy, long-life green lightbulbs. This is Plumen 001, which actually looks so good on its own that you will not need a shade for it.
Soon, when you buy a new light bulb you'll see a new Nutrition Facts-style label that details the numbers most important to you: how bright the bulb is, what the energy cost is, and when they'll burn out.
There plenty of fluorescent low-power lights out there, but their light depresses me. Unlike the EnduraLED, a LED-based bulb that produces the same light of a 60W incandescent light bulb but only takes 12 watts. The savings could be amazing.
LEDs are efficient. But by choice, my house is still bathed in the warm glow of hot electrified metal, in a bulb of glass and inert gas.
Oyule Light Bulbs are filled with paraffin and use a wick instead of a filament, so basically they become what the light bulb replaced: A paraffin lamp.
And the poor hand model from this shoot will never work again.
Carrying a lightbulb around in your pocket has always led to precariously sharp pocket lint. Or worse. Or worser.
Why change the camera white point when you can actually change the entire room white point and leave your camera fixed? OK, that doesn't make any sense at all, but you can do it with the new Sharp LED lamps.
This July, Philips will release an LED bulb that's ready for mainstream consumption, the Master LED.