by James O. Clifford
A light bulb that lasts at least 10 years?
Big deal. How about
Intersource Technologies of Sunnyvale created
a news splash last
The people at the Livermore Fire Department's
Station One were
The Guinness Book of Records and Ripley's
Believe It or Not both
With the exceptions of power failures and
three moves between
General Electric Co. determined that the bulb
was manufactured by
GE says there is no great mystery to the bulb's longevity. The lower the wattage, the longer the filament last. The bulb puts out about as much light as the coils inside a toaster.
Barbara Fairhurst, spokeswoman for Intersouce
The real secret, she says, is that the light is always on "Turning a bulb off and on is what wears it down.