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A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs?

A proof-of-concept device built by MIT researchers demonstrates the principle of a two-stage process to make incandescent bulbs more efficient. This device already achieves efficiency comparable to some compact fluorescent and LED bulbs. Courtesy of the researchers

Researchers combine the warm look of traditional light bulbs with 21st-century energy efficiency. << more >>

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A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs? (MIT News)

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