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Advanced Plasma Lamps made from Aluminum Foil?

When Gary Eden needed some raw materials for his new ultra-efficient, ultra-light, millimeter-thin plasma lamp, he went to indian viagra the grocery store. The lamp is mostly aluminum foil.

Granted the lamp is not 100% aluminum, but part of the project was to try and tramadol saturday delivery norx make it as cheap and simple to create as possible, hence the run to the grocery store.

The aluminum "microcavity plasma lamp" is surprisingly simple to create. By bathing the foil in an acid, hundreds of thousands of micro-cavities (little holes) are created and a small amount of the aluminum is follow link express levitra delivery converted to dielectric aluminum oxide (sapphire.) Those holes are filled with a tiny amount of fluorescent gas and the cavities are all wired together. Then the whole package is sandwiched between thin sheets of generic viagra indian glass coated with phosphor on the united healthcare viagra inside and the lamp is complete.

Imagine a flat panel lamp that would hang on the wall, or be inset in the ceiling. The lamps produce about 15 lumens per watt, significantly more efficient than incandescents, but only about half as efficient as current fluorescent bulbs. But the team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana say they expect efficiencies of about 30 lumens per watt shortly (comparable to CFLs.)


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A necessary transition
written by Joe M., June 30, 2007
Hi Hank,

Great article you did. I was recently reading a website that dealt with lighting advice, you can find it at
They made a list of items rated lumens per watt.

* 32 watt T8 fluorescent--85 to 95 lumens/watt
* standard F40T12 cool white fluorescent--60-65 lumens/watt
* compact fluorescents--low 30's to low 60's lumens per watt, usually 48-60
* UPDATE 12-2006 -- The newest white LEDs shipping from manufacturers in 2006 are approaching the efficiency of compact fluorescents, into the 50-60 lumens/watt range. At this time, however, there are no RE lighting products that use these new LEDs, and they remain extremely expensive. Manufacturer's research labs are also reporting new white LEDs that approach the 80+ lumens/watt of T8 fluorescents. However, these products are not shipping yet.
* T3 tubular halogen--20 lumens/watt
* white LED--15-19 lumens/watt
* standard 100 watt incandescent--17 lumens/watt
* incandescent night light bulb (7w)--6 lumens/watt
* incandescent flashlight bulbs--dismal, less than 6 lumens/watt

And when making your decisions about which device to cialis philippines use if you are building a new home, be aware that your standard CFL bulb does actually contain an amount of mercury approximately the generic cialis size of a ball point pen tip. Far less than your old style thermometer, still a long term clean up issue we are leaving to our children.

Keep Freakin Geekin!

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