posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 02:51 PM
Actually, incandescent light bulbs are much closer to having the technical ability to be bugs.
Incandescent bulbs have a single filament strung across the hot and neutral ac power line inside a vacuum, and inside a spherical glass bulb. Glass is
a great conductor of sound. Ever hold a glass up to a door to hear what is being said on the other side? The filament, especially being in a vacuum
with no (0) resistance, is an excellent microphone.
Sound, from any direction, gets conducted by the glass, passed seamlessly through the vacuum and resonates the delicate filament causing tiny changes
in the filaments resistance. This change in resistance subsequently causes changes in the current draw of the filament, which is detectable if one
were to precisely monitor the current of that particular AC line. Create a filter to chop out the 60Hz and you could, theoretically, hear: “Watson
come here, I want you!”
Just because you don't understand something doesn't necessarily give it grounds to become a conspiracy theory. Buy whatever bulbs you want. I
personally like fluorescents because they use less wattage per lumen.