Monday, June 01, 2009

Regular Light Bulbs Made Super-Efficient with Ultra-Fast Laser

An ultra-powerful laser can turn regular incandescent light bulbs into power-sippers, say optics researchers at the University of Rochester. The process could make a light as bright as a 100-watt bulb consume less electricity than a 60-watt bulb while remaining far cheaper and radiating a more pleasant light than a fluorescent bulb can.

The laser process creates a unique array of nano- and micro-scale structures on the surface of a regular tungsten filament—the tiny wire inside a light bulb—and theses structures make the tungsten become far more effective at radiating light.
No word on how much this would increase the price of incandescent light bulbs or when it would be available on the market, but hopefully soon.

via Physorg

1 comment:

Dakoota said...

Little but Helpful One!
Light Bulbs

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