Thursday, 25 November 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy Part 2: The Ultra Efficient Bulbs You're Not Allowed To Have

quote [ You can’t buy them unless you live in Dubai. Apparently inspired by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who wanted more efficient and longer-lasting bulbs. ]

Yes, longer lasting, far more efficient LED lightbulbs exist, but you're not allowed to have them, at least not yet.

This is a sort-of follow up to this entry: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Use twice as many LEDs, running at 1/4 the power, and you get a lightbulb that puts out the same amount of light for half the power, and has a waaaaaaaay longer lifespan. They've been sold since 2017, but only in Dubai. The monopoly runs out, in theory, at the end of 2021.

Dubai Lamp: The Most Energy Efficient Light Bulb in the World
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[by the circus@8:17pmGMT]

Comments

yogi said @ 5:34pm GMT on 30th Nov
I'm actually wanting light bulbs which emit heat--the old kind--because I have a small lamp on a bedside-sized table where my cat sleeps because of the heat.

I should stock up on those--gotta find me some...
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:52pm GMT on 30th Nov [Score:1 Good]
You could put a heating pad on the table.
Headlessfriar said @ 8:53pm GMT on 30th Nov [Score:1 Good]
Pet shops also having heating pads for lizards and turtles and stuff. Something with a gentle heat to not start a house fire or harm the cat, which seems ideal here.
yogi said @ 6:42am GMT on 20th Jan
Thank you! I
I'll get one for myself, too!

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