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The project had originally hoped to raise $20,000.
The Nanolight, billed as "the world's most energy-efficient light bulb" has raised $133,022 on the U.S. crowdfunding site Kickstarter and generated pre-orders for more than 3,000 bulbs since the project started seeking backers on Jan. 7.
Their design consists of a circuit-board with LEDs attached to it, folded up into the shape of a light bulb that plugs into a regular lighting fixture.
The Nanolight team is currently working on other light bulb models, including one that is dimmable.
I find this quite interesting as regular light bulb burn out pretty fast and this is the first time that LED are considered for lighting (other that flashlights and the sort). LED life span is very long so this could become very popular and fast. I cant wait to see what else will be developed since they are currently working on other models.
Originally posted by Teye22
reply to post by buster2010
Thanks for bringing it up Buster (and others), the way the article put it, I really thought that this was a new thing as I have never heard of these before (as a bulb), but I stand corrected guys!!! this is NOT new, just a new style of them.
I had only seen LED lights in flashlights, night lights,etc...never bulbs....but EH!! We learn something new everyday right.
I feel like I have been under a rock for a few years...
Originally posted by threewisemonkeys
One thing rarely taken into consideration when spouting figures on efficiency is the energy (both electrical and man-hours) used in the manufacturing process. Not only in the manufacturing of the item itself, but the energy cost of manufacturing individual components used. While it might be good for the end user, the one who pays the electricity bill, it's misleading.
Originally posted by luvthetruth
reply to post by offmyrocker
i thought the colour spectrem of led light was wrong for growing plants, compared to metal halide and mercury lights? could make a cheap indoor all year green house tho if its true