1,301 Florescent Bulbs Lit Solely by Magnetic Fields

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This field has 1,301 florescent bulbs planted in it, and they're all glowing. They aren't plugged into anything, however; they're powered solely from the magnetic fields produced by the power lines above. It's all a large art project by Richard Box, and if you're really interested in it you can order a DVD of the whole thing from him. If you're cheaper and less interested, just peruse our gallery for the cool shots.

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[Project Page via GadgetLab]

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DISCUSSION

@Nyle:

For all the GREENIES out there, let's have a little common sense, ban incandescent light bulbs and force the world to use Mercury filled Fluorescents!?! Now, I for one would rather have more Carbon Dioxide in the air than Mercury in my water.

You clearly are ignoring the many times higher amount of mercury created in the creation of the electricity the bulbs are using. The amount of mercury in a CFL is extremely small compared to the mercury created to power a single incandescent in it's lifetime at a coal-fired power plant.