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Making a better light bulb: Yes we can!

May 17th, 2011

Challenged to make more efficient light bulbs — by a law that some in Congress want to repeal — American industry has responded with gusto.

Philips' LED replacement for the 75 watt incandescent.

Philips, Osram Sylvania and Cree have all said: Let there be light!


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Push back progress on light bulbs? Not a bright idea

March 11th, 2011

Rep. Joe Barton’s last bright idea – to apologize to BP for having to make reparations for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – earned him national ridicule.

His pandering may not have misfired (much) in the conservative-leaning Texas district he represents, but it was a rude affront to those who earn a living on the gulf, and anyone who cares about the workers and wildlife there.

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton

Now, less than a year later, Barton again appears to have his finger on the pulse of the mean-spirited minority.


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Cree LEDs: enlightening universities

June 17th, 2009

By Diane Porter
Green Right Now

Deb Lovig’s official title at Cree, the lighting and semiconductor company, is “LED Programs Evangelist.” The description fits. Ask her to pick a favorite project and she’ll name five before you get her stopped. She’ll skip from North Carolina State’s dorm lighting project (see picture, right) to the University of California-Davis’ smart parking garage to Notre Dame’s beautiful acorn-shaped fixtures without taking a breath.


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