……………………..Limits are for governments.

America’s Incandescent Light Shines Brightly Still, for Now

Nikola Tesla demonstrating the safety of AC power by passing it through his body.

“It appears that the budget deal in Congress is going to save the incandescent light bulb!

The Edison incandescent light bulb is a signature American invention. It has long symbolized Yankee ingenuity and industrial prowess. It is inexpensive to make, emits a warm, pleasing light and can be thrown away at the end of its life without declaring an environmental emergency.

The victory is only temporary, however. The spending bill Congress has agreed to prevents the Obama administration from spending any money to enforce the ban in 2012. But the ban is still on the books.”


Comment:  This is a good development. Now if we can just make those dratted little dark Christmas lights illegal next.

3 responses

  1. When I energized my great coil, it was with trepidation that I waved bare 8 foot fluorescent tubes in my naked hand and they were lite up and there was no apparent effect on me. pg

    January 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

  2. Hi PG, that was probably how Nikola Tesla was lighting this gas filled bulb too, with one of his high frequency oscillators nearby. But in other demonstrations he did pass AC power through his body:

    “Then the tall Merlin-like figure wearing shoes with thick rubber soles stepped into a stage and allwoed two million volts of electricity to pass through his body, creationg a halow of electric flames around him.” ~Margaret Cheney

    So I will correct my caption, thanks PG! The picture is beautiful, keeping in mind he understood the mysteries and usefulness of electricity before many others, and was at the time in conflict with the dastardly Thomas Edison – who was busy publicly electrocuting elephants and horses as fast as he could, to try to scare the people regarding the use AC power.

    February 22, 2012 at 12:47 am

  3. Sonia Oflahrity

    Incandescent lights waste so much electricity compared to fluorescent lamps. *

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    November 5, 2012 at 3:32 am

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