What if – Incandescent Light Bulbs were Invented today?
Congress Overturns Incandescent Light Bulb Ban
Washington Times – 1 April, 2016
Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning next year.
What if, in a strange alternate universe, the incandescent bulb was invented today, and the CFL had been invented first?
Imagine the news.
“New, ultra bright light bulb contains no pollutants”
A lone inventor, Alva T. Edistone demonstrated a new, elegantly simple, extremely bright light bulb based on electrical resistance.
While not as energy efficient as the standard CFL bulb, giving off more heat and having a shorter lifespan, these inexpensive new lamps are manufactured with little or no heavy metals or other noxious materials.
Composed of little more than Glass, Aluminum, perhaps a bit of Brass and Copper, a couple of inert gases and a miniscule amount of tungsten, the revolutionary new bulb, unlike the Mercury laden CFL lamp, costs pennies to manufacture and is 100% recyclable.As a bonus, if people choose to not recycle their bulbs, these new bulbs are harmless to the environment.
Environmentalists are expected to lobby Congress for a swift approval of the new bulbs, and an outright ban on the the dangerous, polluting, expensive CFL bulbs.
What if – Incandescent Light Bulbs were Invented today? — No Comments
HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>