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The light at the end of the bulb

I like my brightly lit places; the house is blazing all hours of the day and night. So I hate light bulbs. Friends give me sacks and sacks of them at Christmas, and I still run out before spring ends. I try to stock up at Sam's Club, but it usually carries only one kind at a time; I need 100-watters and 40-watters, and I can't tell you how many times it has had nothing but 60-watters.

So I regarded with interest this story about the possibility of the end of light bulbs:

The main light source of the future will almost surely not be a bulb. It might be a table, a wall, or even a fork.

An accidental discovery announced this week has taken LED lighting to a new level, suggesting it could soon offer a cheaper, longer-lasting alternative to the traditional light bulb.

Guess houses will have to be wired a little differently in the future. In the meantime, what do we do with all those light sockets?

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