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Inventor of the LED Discusses LEDs

Fifty years ago today, on October 9, 1962, physicist Nick Holonyak demonstrated the first “visible” LED (in other words, one that emitted non-infrared light). And that tiny invention has helped to light the world. GE has released a publicity video featuring Holonyak, who invented lots of things in addition to the LED, including light dimmers. [...]

Car Oil Filter Lamp

You’ll have to change the bulb every 6,000 miles, but Etsy seller ZAL Creation’s lamp is worth the cost. He also makes lamps out of beer bottles, beer cans, and orange safety cones. Link -via Gizmodo

A Water Bottle That Kills Bacteria On The Go

Want to make sure that you have clean drinking water at all times, without having to carry around a bunch of brand name water? Then you’ll want to get your hands on one of these ‘All Clear’ water bottles by Camelbak. Here’s how it works: The LCD screen on the cap pretty much walks you through [...]

Bulb Cam

There is a light bulb at the fire station in Livermore, California that has been burning for 110 years. It has only been turned off for short periods, but unlike every other incandescent bulb, the filament has not burned out. The bulb burned at 60 watts when it was first used in 1901, and now [...]

Tea Party to Save the Incandescent Light Bulb

I don’t usually agree with Tea Partyers, but they’ve got my support on this issue: House Republicans are bringing up legislation to save the incandescent light bulb, which is slated to be phased out by 2020. The law has been dubbed “the light bulb ban” by activists on the right and has struck a Tea Party [...]

World’s oldest bulb shines for 110 years

An old light bulb first used in 1901 is still working today after being in use for over 110 years. The bulb has been a staple of fire stations in Live…

Link Latte 155

#155 – Week of April 14, 2011 NASA Map of Global Energy Collapse, info – [Solar Flares]Proletarian Ecstasy!, and a Futuristic Ride – [1940 movie clip]Bismuth Crystal: Beautiful – [wow photo]Teardown of a LCD Monitor, not a scientific way – [cool videos]More Wonders: a Light Bulb, A Quartz Watch – [cool videos]Soviet Cosmonaut Gagarin on a [...]

Light Bulb Candles

You see long ago before Swan or Edison invented the lightbulb, people used candles. When lightbulbs became the norm, the candle went the way of the wind. DUH right? Well I’m feeling a bit nostalgic so I’m keen on The Light Bulb Effect – a wax candle shaped like a bulb. The interior cavity melts [...]

109-year-old light bulb still working

The world’s oldest light bulb is still burning bright after 109 years of illuminating fire stations since its installation in 1901. Known as the “Cent…

Make Terrariums, Planters From Light Bulbs

Instructables has connections to instructions on how to hollow out a light bulb, cleaning the kaolin powder off and making planters and terrariums out of them! For the latter tip, check their comments section. Link.