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Topic Title: Moveover LED's - A potentially better replacement for fluorescents has been developed
Topic Summary: This would be a welcome lighting revolution for those who hate the harsh flickering light of fluorescents
Created On: 03 December 2012 10:44 AM
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 03 December 2012 10:44 AM
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jarathoon

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For those people who hate the harsh flickering light of fluorescents and have hoarded 60W and 100W tungsten bulbs to avoid having to use them (not me, but many people have done this), this will be a welcome story...

"Plastic bulb development promises better quality light"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20553143

"Prof Carroll says his new bulb is cheap to make and he has a "corporate partner" interested in manufacturing the device. He believes the first production runs will take place in 2013.

He also has great faith in the ability of the new bulbs to last. He says he has one in his lab that has been working for about a decade."

James Arathoon

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James Arathoon
 03 December 2012 01:39 PM
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oneye

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The link does not work - caused by the BBC website.

Try this one
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17992927


or this one which is the correct subject
http://www.onenewspage.com/n/Science/74rkhqiq8/Plastic-bulb-promises-truer-light.htm
 17 January 2013 09:57 AM
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tonyfisher123

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What do you mean by "harsh flickering of fluorescents"? This seems to be a restricted problem: a faulty tube "giving notice" of its imminent expiry or alternatively there is the 100Hz stroboscopic effect, now obsolete with electronic (HF inverter) ballasts. Some may find the light intensity or colour temperature uncomfortable, but that seems a separate problem!
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