How can you claim that your newly invented light bulb can last twenty years when there is no way that you can have possibly tested that assertion since only recently inventing your new super bulb. Unless you came from the future where such lighting devices have lasted for two decades or more then you are trying to sell me a load of balloon juice.
When you charge $60 for a single bulb on EARTH DAY and expect me not to feel like I am getting the ol' environmental screwgie - you are asking too much of me. Why not just twist the bulb into my anus while you are taking the money out of my front pocket?
Do we really need this? Is light bulb longevity in anyway related to the immediate survival of our planet? Where are your priorities people?
One would think this is another example of guilt induced price gouging. I am sure the government will be the chief customer of this financial con job. Set up a contest to pick a company that you then can pay to provide you with super light bulbs. Make sure you have stock in that company so you can personally reap the profits.
The profit potential, long term is obvious and you can loot the public purse while acting all high and mighty about your love of the planet.
What happens if my bulb stops working over the next twenties years? Do I get it replaced immediately for free or do I have to wait in the dark for six weeks while waiting for a fresh bulb?
The Associated Press reports that the Phillips LED light bulb that won the government’s L Prize—a $10 million contest to replace the traditional incandescent bulb—will go on sale as of Earth Day with a full retail price of $60. Yes, that’s $60 per bulb, not $60 for an entire house full of bulbs.
Phillips is discounting the price for bulbs purchased online to $50 apiece, but still, that sounds like a lot for a single stinking light bulb. The average U.S. home uses 45 light bulbs, so replacing all of them would run $2,250. Yikes.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.