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Monday, February 12, 2007

LED Stoplights

Raleigh NC is shifting their public lighting to LED's.

This may be somewhat efficient, as LEDs have a lumens per energy ratio of about 35. Incandescents have about 30. However, special bulbs have up to 85. There are probably more efficient light sources than LED's.

However, unidirectional light requirements, such as stoplights, do not require field light sources, so LEDs are probably among the more efficient systems for those applications, except for the electronically controlled light with a mirror system.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Energy and Waste

A new way to turn trash into energy could reduce our pollution concerns and make power safer. Toxic waste can be burned and destroyed using superheated material to fuel a ~50,000* [F] plasma fire and add electrical power to our lines.

Waste placed in this fire turns from normal matter into plasma and is completely consumed leaving no known byproducts. Using these installations can reduce the level of waste emitted into our oceans, skies, and soil. Hurray!!