[PLUG-TALK] Light bulbs again

Michael Rasmussen michael at jamhome.us
Sun Mar 23 07:12:36 PDT 2008

I saw the story about Luxim.  It's a great thing.

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 12:27:12AM -0700, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> A bay area company, Luxim, ( www.luxim.com ) is developing a new
> kind of electrodeless metal halide lamp ("LIFI") that is daylight
> spectrum (95+ color), very efficient (140 lumens/watt), very bright,
> and very long lifetime (25000+ hours).  

This is excellent.  Those who consider sunlight color balace harsh can filter
their light source. 

> Astronomers probably won't like them, since they wash out the entire spectrum 
> rather than a few filterable lines.

While lighting users are switching to these bulbs the can, hopefully, replace
or modify the fixture to direct the light towards the area being illuminated
and not up into the sky.

The few filterable lines really aren't that much help.  We waste too much
light with ignorant fixtures and practices the send illumination where it is
either not needed or does active harm.

> There is a video (with ads, dammit) on CNET:
> http://www.news.com/Luxims-plasma-lightbulb/1606-2_3-6234653.html?%5E$

      Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon  
    Be appropriate && Follow your curiosity
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