Sunday, August 05, 2012

How much habits matter

The led light is the clear example of how much habits matter.
Led lights, mass-produced as tiny individual diodes, can be configured into any shape you can imagine.
In the future, they could cover large surfaces,curved or flat, mimicking the light that comes through windows and skylights.
I actually love those designer multicolored, multishaped lamps..
Yet for all their flexibility, the way they’re most likely to show up is as something that looks approximately like a light bulb and gets screwed into a traditional light socket..
That is ridiculous. Edison’s bulb had to be roughly spherical in order to contain a vacuum while withstanding atmospheric pressure..
Because of this, more than 100 years later, we have to cram LEDs into something that requires spaceage fins to keep it from overheating?
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