ChittahChattah Quickies

  • Our grocery store has no 60 or 75 watt bulbs, well establish standards. Instead, they have 57 and 71 watt bulbs. GE is productizing the “turn the thermostat down a notch”? Seems like they are almost as bright as the ones they are replacing (which, when you think about it for at least .001 seconds, makes sense). But is this really what we want? If everyone is just slightly more in the dark, then we can save $X billion a year? Why 57 and why not 56? What happens next? 50 instead of 57? In which case, we’ll just all be using 60 (which is the new 75) instead. It’s not a sustainable innovation.


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