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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:49 AM

Plastic bulb development promises better quality light

US researchers say they have developed a new type of lighting that could replace fluorescent bulbs.

The new source is made from layers of plastic and is said to be more efficient while producing a better quality of flicker-free light.

The scientists behind it say they believe the first units will be produced in 2013.

Details of the new development have been published in the journal Organic Electronics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20577336

Organic Electronics here :

Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on electron injection and charge generation in AC field-induced polymer electroluminescence

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1566119912004831

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dipsydoodle Dec 2012 OP
snappyturtle Dec 2012 #1
Warpy Dec 2012 #5
fredamae Dec 2012 #2
jeff47 Dec 2012 #6
n2doc Dec 2012 #3
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:53 AM

1. Another oil based product....the jury is out with me. nt

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:00 PM

5. hemp oil

could probably replace much of the petroleum in plastics.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:00 AM

2. Unless and Until they allow

production of and products like This to be made from Industrial Hemp Plastics that are Easily Bio-Degradeable--I don't care. The whole point of innovation Ought to be Only looking at the "whole" product as "Green Energy"--all componants and New PetroBased Plastic Product does Not impress me. We must move Away from OIL-Period.

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Response to fredamae (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:30 PM

6. So we should burn a ton more oil, coal and gas for lighting until we have the perfect bulb?

What a great plan.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:10 AM

3. Maybe

But he has had a working prototype for a decade and no commercial product. And the price remains to be set for any product that does appear. Until prices approach that of CFL's then they will be a niche product, at best.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:54 AM

4. ...algorithm love...I have been very right hemisphere today...?

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