Lighting goes digital

Brighter and more efficient, LED lights are on the horizon

By Cynthia Graber, 00:00 AM September 23, 2008

Computers have transformed our lives so completely that it’s difficult to remember what life was like before the digital age. But only a few decades ago, people used typewriters for writing, and calculators solved math and money issues. You couldn’t pull up an Internet browser to quickly find a random bit of information. Computers changed all that.

 

When it comes to lighting, though, we’re stuck in the past. The incandescent light bulb that you probably have in your bedside lamp is based on th...

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