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These incandescent blocks crossed and struck each other, scattering still smaller fragments, some of which struck the projectile.
Simultaneously with the thought my pistol flew to position, a streak of incandescent powder marked the path of the bullet from its muzzle; and the spear, its point shattered, was deflected from its path.
It is so small that the electric current of a single incandescent lamp is greater 500,000,000 times.
He adds that the LEDs are cool even while lit, so they're safer than hot-burning incandescent halogens.
The major problem with LEDs remains cost, which can run about 4 to 5 times as much as an incandescent bulb.
In addition, "A lot of older facilities were designed for incandescent lighting, so they can simply change from incandescent to fluorescent.
Lately there is compact lamp (CL), a type of TL that could be used as simple as incandescent lamps as they no longer need ballast and starters.
But it may as well have, because no incandescent bulb comes anywhere close to meeting the new standard.
For use in fully enclosed fixtures, these lamps replicate the fit, form, and function of traditional incandescent A19 lamps and last up to 25 times longer.
"People are looking for that sparkle and the cosy and warm effect that you see in incandescent bulbs," said Kristof Vermeersch, head of global product management of LED spots at Philips Lighting NV.
The experiments led to the incandescent light bulb, and the rest is history.