Low-impact Use: A New Standard

Petty, Margaret Maile (2007) Low-impact Use: A New Standard. Metropolis, 27(3).

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Abstract

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Once the ugly duckling of the lighting world, the fluorescent bulb recently has become something of an eco-darling thanks to its energy efficiency. Whereas a standard off-the-shelf incandescent bulb devotes only about five percent of its total electrical consumption to produce visible light (the remainder is released in heat), fluorescent lighting employs an entirely different process (it radiates rather than burns) that is four to six times more efficient. Fluorescents are indisputably superior in ­performance, but up to 5 milligrams of mercury, a hazardous trace metal, is included in the manufacture of each lamp

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ID Code: 95098
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0279-4977
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2016 02:37
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 05:21

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