100 watt incandescent light bulbs are no longer being manufactured. From now until 2014, standard A-line 100 to 40 watt incandescent light bulbs must use 30% less energy but produce the same amount of light that incandescent bulbs use today. Continue reading
This year’s holiday electric bill will probably be a belated gift. This Department of Energy stat shows why: the estimated electricity cost to light a 6-foot tree with C-9 incandescent light strands will add $10.00 to an energy bill during a 40-day holiday season. But, by using C-9 LED strands, the cost is just 27 cents. I used three LED strands on my tree, but I also changed out an additional seven strands for other decorating needs. That should make a noticeable difference.
Before we get into the “how many astronauts does it take to screw in a light bulb” jokes, let’s ask first why NASA is embarking on a mission to replace all the lights on the International Space Station (ISS).
Turns out they’re burned out – not the light bulbs necessarily (well, some of them) but the astronauts. According to an article in Scientific American, regardless of the pills they pop, relaxation methods they employ and “sleep hygiene” classes they take, astronauts on the ISS are only getting an average of six hours of sleep each night. Continue reading