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Philips’s next generation bulb, which is based closely on the bulb that won the $10m government contest to create the future of lightbulbs. It’s called the L-Prize bulb, and it is more efficient at 9.7 watts instead of 12.5 watts than the bulb below; brighter at 940 lumens versus 800 lumens; has a much better light quality rating, and lasts 30,000 estimated hours instead of 25,000.
But let’s get this out of the way: It costs $37. LED lightbulbs aren’t cheap. But they are cost effective, lasting anywhere from 15 to 25 years, compared to about a year for regular bulbs. And they use one-fifth of the power that older bulbs require. In the long run, then, LED bulbs can save you hundreds of dollars by lasting longer and being more energy efficient.
Instead of pretending I have something fresh to add, I’m going to point you to my favorite article on the new iPhone by my friends John and Matt, and my favorite hands on experience of the phone written by Josh, who was at Apple’s press event.
What I am good at, however, is telling you the very basics of what is important and forgetting about the extra junk. These things are kind of important-ish:
–You’ve likely already heard that the new phone is lighter, faster, has better life and is thinner and taller. It’s taller so it can better fit things above the pop-up on-screen keyboard, as well as better display 16:9 widescreen video.
–You’ve maybe heard the camera is better, with a more scratch-resistant sapphire crystal (second only to diamond in hardness) lens. It is able to shoot panoramic shots and take stills while you’re recording video and has a microphone on the back so it can better capture audio. It also takes better photos in low light. READ MORE
For most, Summer peaks sometime between the summer solstice and the fourth of July, but in San Francisco, it never comes.
The ST50 by Panasonic is the best TV for the money right now.