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How Well do you Know Kelvin?

kelvinWith the advent of new and considerably more energy-efficient lighting technology, comes the ability to produce light in different “temperatures.”  The lighting facts label on your light bulb packaging calls it “Light Appearance.”  Thus, manufacturers now offer three main types of color temperature for light bulbs: Soft White (2700K – 3000K), Bright White/Cool White (3500K – 4100K), and Daylight (5000K – 6500K). Lower temperatures enjoy an amber – or warmer – hue; the higher the temperatures are whiter and bluer .

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There’s a New Light Bulb in Town, and it’s not LED or CFL

ugly-bulbs_FinallyWe haven’t heard a buzz this loud since we replaced all of our CFLs with Acandescent™ Finally Light Bulbs! The good news – and for once it is all good news – is that this is the kind of buzz you will want to hear because it’s people talking about making your next lighting decision a whole lot easier.

We all know how important it is to bring the right light into your life.  After all, no one wants to stumble down a dimly lit corridor to a bathroom whose light takes several seconds (which feel like minutes) to turn on.  Nor does anyone particular want to prepare a meal or settle around a dining room table bathed in an uncomfortably bright, clinical light.  And picking a light bulb has gotten pretty difficult lately.  The US government has encouraged companies to manufacture LED light bulbs by offering tax breaks and subsidies.  LED is energy-efficient, but it sure is hard to make LED light look just right.

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Finally™ Light Reads

Happy father and son reading book together in bed

Just as light can illuminate the world, a book can stimulate the imagination. Reading promotes creativity, ingenuity and innovation. It provides both escape and nourishment. It is, in short, fundamental to development, engagement and advancement. And it goes (almost) without saying that the best reading experience starts with the right light.

Did you know that most doctors agree that reading in poor or dim light will not cause permanent damage to your vision? That’s good news. Nevertheless, it’s still a strain on your eyes to read under the wrong conditions. If you suffer short-term effects like dry-eyes and headaches when you read, the culprit is probably your light. Enter our Finally™ light bulbs to the rescue!

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Ask Dr. L about Acandescence™

Dr. Lapatovich is the Director of Research and Advanced Development at the Finally Light Bulb team5Company. Periodically, he takes time away from his day job of bringing the Right Light to consumers to share some of his knowledge. This Ask Dr. L column sheds some more (warm) light on Acandescence™.

Great name, but what is it? Acandescence™ is a new lighting technology that utilizes induction to initiate and sustain a non-thermodynamic equilibrium plasma, coupled with state-of-the-art phosphors, to produce white light with the warm color of a typical incandescent light bulb.

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Dr. L’s FAQs

team5Dr. Lapatovich is the Director of Research and Development at the Finally Light Bulb Company. Periodically, he takes time away from his day job of bringing the Right Light to consumers, to answer questions we’ve seen posted around the Web. This Ask Dr. L column is dedicated with thanks to the inquisitive – and learned – readers of gigaom.com.

Are Finally Bulbs dimmable? The Finally bulbs will eventually be offered in a wide range of designs, lumens (or Watt equivalents) and styles, including dimmable and nondimmable. Our first bulb, the A19 (standard) size Finally 60W Replacement Bulb, available now for pre-order, is not dimmable. However, Acandescent™ technology can be dimmed and we look forward to offering dimmable bulbs in many replacement wattages soon. In the meantime, enjoy the Finally Bulb’s Instant On and Instant Re-start, its warm glow and its familiar size and shape.

Do Finally Bulbs produce heat? No more than a standard LED of similar wattage and a LOT less than a traditional incandescent.

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Ask Dr. L about Mercury

team5Dr. Lapatovich is the Director of Research and Advanced Development at the Finally Light Bulb Company. Periodically, he takes time away from his day job of bringing the Right Light to consumers, to answer questions we’ve seen posted around the Web. This Ask Dr. L column is dedicated to Mercury – the element, not the Roman god.

You’re a physicist, what do you know about mercury? Well, I’m no expert on mercury, that’s for sure, but there is certainly a large body of knowledge out there on the topic.  People have been talking about mercury for years and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has addressed nearly every question there is about mercury in an eight-volume report assessing “U.S. mercury emissions by source; the health and environmental impacts of those emissions; and the availability and cost of control technologies.”[1]Volume Four alone is 293 pages long! The point is the health effects and risks related to mercury are well-researched. Federal and state regulations have been promulgated on the back of that research with the goal of assuring optimum protection to all.

In addressing your questions, I will cull from the EPA report and other authoritative sources.

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Do You Have an Ugly Bulb? Share it With us to Win.

Share a picture of your ugly light bulb with us here before August 15, 2015 and you can win six Finally light bulbs and a $250 gift certificate to Target! We’ll pick a winner each Saturday, so you have three more chances at the prize.

startWhy ugly bulbs? To draw attention to the state of lighting today.

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Finally Light Bulbs Feel and Act Just Like Incandescent!

 

It used to be simple.  Put the light bulb in the lamp, turn on the light, and your room is John_Packinginstantly bathed in that warm, instinctively appealing, glow.  Then federal energy guidelines essentially made our beloved incandescent light bulbs obsolete.  Now, you are less likely to relax, and more likely to flinch, when you flip that switch.

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Graphene Light Bulbs? Just another LED.

Have you seen the announcement? A British company plans to launch a new light bulb that, they CFL, LED, Acandescence and Now Grapheneclaim, “will last longer and be cheaper to make than conventional LEDs, as well as slash energy use by 10 per cent.”  Is it true?  Is this the next big thing in lighting?   Well, it’s certainly big, but it’s not about lighting.

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The Power of Light – From an Animal Perspective

In case you weren’t entirely convinced about the power of light, consider these studies on the effect The Power of Light – From an Animal Perspectiveartificial light (some would label it light pollution) is having on plants and animals.  While the actual consequences of behavioral and hormonal changes brought on by artificial light remain widely debated, the effect of artificial light itself cannot be ignored.

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