Early adopters of LED lighting will remember 50,000 hour or even 100,000 hour lifetime ratings printed on

Early adopters of LED lighting will remember 50,000 hour or even 100,000 hour lifetime ratings printed on the box. But during a recent trip to the hardware store the longest advertised lifetime I found was 25,000 hours. Others claimed only 7,500 or 15,000 hours. And yes, these are brand-name bulbs from Cree and GE. So, what happened to those 100,000 hour residential LED bulbs? Were the initial estimates just over-optimistic? Was it all marketing hype? Or, did we not know enough about LED aging to predict the true useful life of a bulb? I put these questions to the test. Join me after the break for some background on the light bulb cartel from the days of incandescent bulbs (not a joke, a cartel controlled the life of your bulbs), and for the destruction of some modern LED bulbs to see why the lifetimes are clocking in a lot lower than the original wave of LED replacements. Any discussion of light bulb lifetime would be incomplete without mention of the Phoebus cartel, an international organization formed in 1924 by the world’s leading light bulb manufacturers to manipulate the bulb market. As discussed by Markus Krajewski in “The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy”, the cartel assigned ...

Takata recall of 10 million inflators could signal end of air bag saga

FILE – This June 25, 2017 file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bankrupt air bag maker Takata is recalling about 1.4 million driver’s side inflators in the U.S. because they could explode and hurl shrapnel. They also may not inflate properly to protect people in a crash. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) FILE – This June 25, 2017 file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Bankrupt air bag maker Takata is recalling about 1.4 million driver’s side inflators in the U.S. because they could explode and hurl shrapnel. They also may not inflate properly to protect people in a crash. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) DETROIT (AP) — Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel. The recall is the last one the bankrupt company agreed to in a 2015 settlement with the U.S. safety regulators. It could bring to a close the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history. The 10 million inflators are part of the approximately 70 million in the U.S. that Takata was to recall as part of the agreement with Nation...

Many have tried building a free energy-producing magnetic motor. I am seeing a lot  in my

Many have tried building a free energy-producing magnetic motor. I am seeing a lot  in my daily quest through alternative energy news, but what I have learned is that energy is not free, perpetual motion machines do not exist, everything is taken from somewhere and put elsewhere. There also is this so-called “free energy”, the zero-point energy, proven mathematically by many scientists. My duty as a green optimistic is to collect everything I see someone has struggled explaining and demonstrating, put it in one place and let the people see and comment. Such is the example of this magnetic motor. But there are also “green pessimistic” websites. When they see something out of “common sense” boundaries, they freak out and scream something like”omg, this can’t be real! I need no proof! I must not think of this! Perish, Satan!” I took such an article today as an inspiration because it talks about a magnetic motor, one of my favorite free energy topics, about which I haven’t heard much lately. Here is the whole process of transforming the free magnetic energy into mechanical energy, explained by the invention’s author (Sandeep Acharya): “Think of Two Powerful Magnets. One fixed plate...

Marché mondial des Machine De Gravure Laser 2020 – CIELLE, Control Micro Systems, DS4 Laser Technology, Epilog Laser and Others

Nous avons récemment publié notre rapport de recherche mis à jour, intitulé «Marché de la Machine De Gravure Laser ». Le rapport analyse les incidences actuelles du marché ainsi que les prévisions concernant ce dernier, plus particulièrement durant la période 2020 à 2027. Une étude de recherche permet d’analyser le changement dans la dynamique du marché, le volume du marché régional, les innovations technologiques et la Machine De Gravure Laser des opportunités d’affaires dans la période prévisionnelle. Le rapport analyse également la situation actuelle du marché de la Machine De Gravure Laser en analysant de manière approfondie plusieurs fabricants, associations, entreprises, vendeurs et industries qui en dépendent. jasonsmith@marketreportscompany.com or call us on +1-312-376-8303. Demander un exemple de copie de ce rapport @ http://marketreportscompany.com/contact.php L’introduction du rapport offre une vue d’ensemble de l’industrie du marché de la Machine De Gravure Laser basée sur la définition du marché, la classification des produits, les applications et le taux de croissance historique du marché de 2015 à 2019. De plus, l’analyse des produits et des applications est basée...

It’s finally here, San Francisco: Your Wednesday deals round-up. If you can’t find anything you like

It’s finally here, San Francisco: Your Wednesday deals round-up. If you can’t find anything you like below, come back next week when we do exactly the same thing. We just can’t stop finding good deals. It’s like an obsession. No, seriously: We need help, but every time we try to talk to someone, they just end up taking advantage of the deals we found, because they’re so good. Tweezer Guru Professional Stainless Steel Fingernail & Toenail Clipper with Leather Case for $5.98 at Amazon [Clip Digital Coupon] Nebula by Anker Prizm II 200 ANSI Lumen Full HD 1080p LED Multimedia Projector, 40 to 120 Inch Image Movie Projector for $145.99 at Amazon Razer Seiren X USB Streaming Microphone Professional Grade – Built-In Shock Mount – Supercardiod Pick-Up Pattern for $54.99 at Amazon XFX Rx 5700 8GB GDDR6 Dd Ultra w/Boost Up to 1750MHz 3xDP HDMI PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card for $299.99 at Amazon Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling in-Ear Headphones Black (Renewed) for $149.99 at Amazon Polaroid Cube Act II HD 1080P Mountable Weather-Resistant Lifestyle Action Video Camera for $19.99 at Amazon AOC G2590FX 25″ Framless Gaming Monitor, FHD 1920×...

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 24W Car Charger 2-Pack $10 (Reg. $15), more

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily. Aukey Direct via Amazon is currently offering a 2-pack of its 24W Flush Fit Car Chargers for $10.49 Prime shipped once you’ve applied code OIIY7T8O at checkout. Usually selling for $15, today’s offer comes within $1.50 of the all-time low set back in 2018 and is the third-best to date. Each of the two included car chargers sport dual 2.4A USB ports and a compact design to unobtrusively fit within one’s vehicle. These are an essential upgrade to your ride if still without a dedicated car charger and perfect for refueling your phone while driving, charging up accessories during tailgates, and more. Rated 4.5/5 stars from 330 customers. Turn an unused 12V / 24V outlet in your car into 2 powerful USB charging ports that sit flush to the edge of the outlet. Charge two devices simultaneously at full speed with 5V 2.4A of dedicated adaptive power output per USB port.  Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging. Charge all USB powered devices from iPhones to Android phones, tablets, camer...

Raptor Killer? Texas Tuner PaxPower’s Chevy Silverado “Jackal”

While they offer a series of packages, according to PaxPower, their Stage 2 “Jackal” competes nicely with the Ford Raptor. While Texas-based tuning shop PaxPower is primarily known for Ford builds, they also love GM based vehicles and looking to capture more market share set out to make a Raptor competitor. The Chevy Silverado “Jackal” package went through considerable design and development to make a truck worthy of its name. While they offer a series of packages, according to PaxPower, their Stage 2 “Jackal” competes nicely with the Ford Raptor in price, performance, and off-road manners. But if you’re looking to bury the world leading Raptor they suggest stepping up to the Stage 3 trim which bests aftermarket Raptors at any price. HHhhhhmmmmm I wonder who they’re talking about? Hint: Hennessey! Let’s see if the new “Jackal” is indeed a Raptor beater or all show and no go. The Stage 1 Jackal is a great cost-effective option adding $15,000 to the price of your Silverado. It comes equipped with King 2.5” Front Coilovers and rear shocks with Remote Reservoirs, BajaKits Upper Control Arms with Uniball Joints, a 4...

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. As with so many ’90s things, roller-blading is back. Even Chris Evans does it. Even if the last time you strapped on a pair of roller blades (also known as “inline skates”) was your eighth-grade best friend’s roller-rink birthday party — there are plenty of modern options out there for all experience levels and road conditions. There’s a lot more to picking out a pair of roller blades than requesting your size at the roller-rink rental counter, though. If you’re going to invest in a pair of roller blades, you’ll want to consider the number and size of the wheels, the length of the frame (the part that the wheels are attached to), and the stiffness or cushiness of the boot, which all affect control and maneuverability. We talked to eight roller-blading instructors, retailers, and skating enthusiasts about the best blades for recreational skating, city skating, aggressive skating, and more. Several of our experts recommended roller blades from K2, a 25-year-old inline-skate manufacturer that also makes helmets and pads (don’t forget to get these too!) Pa...

Bills seek to expand rural broadband internet access | Michigan

Two proposals geared to expand broadband Internet services to rural Michigan residents have passed the House. HB 4266 and HB 5266 would provide legal protections for state electric cooperatives to build and expand broadband networks using existing pole infrastructure and easements. “This plan goes beyond just the concentrated areas and works to get needed technology like high-speed Internet to unserved areas and our rural communities,” Cole said. “Service providers traditionally don’t consider rural areas to be cost-friendly when expanding infrastructure.” “The term we often hear with the reasoning not to expand into these areas is ‘low-density.’ But this technology helps attract business, increases tools for our children to learn, and creates growth. We need to pursue measures that can get it into the hands of more people and this legislation will do that.” Cole told The Center Square that many cooperatives already have the infrastructure in place and will be able to reach unserved areas better if encouraged.  HB 4266 would allow fiber cable to be added alongside an electrical line on the existing infrastructure and the existing Right-of-Ways (ROW) of an electric cooperative. ...

Anti-slip measures for Terminal 3 floor – delhi news

Other cities – Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi Flyers travelling from Delhi airport’s Terminal 3 need not worry about slippery floors as the airport operator has said it has taken additional slip-resistant measures to ensure safety. Hindustan Times had, on May 7, reported that Terminal 3’s floor was proving to be too slippery for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) staff’s daily exercises since removal of the carpet. As a result, the CISF formed a special committee to replace shoes of 4,000 personnel at Delhi airport. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) officials, however, said the floor is as per international standards and completely user-friendly. “Besides, additional slip-resistant measures have been taken to ensure safety of flyers and other users on the newly installed floor on the ramp,” DIAL officials said in response to a query sent by HT. Elaborating further on the removal of carpet, DIAL officials said, “The carpet is being removed from both sides of the travellator in T3 departure piers. The carpet replacement process in the T3 departure piers would be done in a phased...

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Handbag sales are plunging as women’s backpack sales climb — Quartz

There was a time not so long ago, during the heyday of the so-called “It” bag, when a handbag was the unrivaled star of a woman’s outfit. But those days look to have passed. The handbag, it seems, is slipping from its once-exalted place in a woman’s wardrobe. In an Oct. 9 post, research firm NPD Group noted US sales of women’s handbags and totes were down more than 20% through August versus the same period in 2016. “This is clearly not a blip—it’s a major shift,” wrote Beth Goldstein, NPD’s industry analyst for accessories and footwear. The day before, investment firm Piper Jaffray released its latest semi-annual survey of US teens, which found that teen spending on handbags had fallen to the lowest point in the survey’s 18-year-history. Female teens said they’re spending an average of $90 a year on handbags, down from a peak of $197 in spring 2006. Unless the trend changes, these shoppers won’t be buying up handbags the way their predecessors did when they reach adulthood either. According to the analysts, there isn’t just one factor driving the decline. Rather, it appears to be a confluence of changes in shopper preferences and where they’re putting their money. Many are devot...

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