Sunday, 7 December 2008
Christmas lights ...
Ok it's getting near that frustrating time of year again. You dig out the Christmas decorations and find that the coloured lights for the tree or elsewhere don't work again. They worked when you put them away last year. But now ... nothing. You hunt around the house for a while for the spares but any you find are the size and voltage that suited the set of lights you had before these. In the end, you decide to go and buy yet another full set.
In the past, you would have bought normal filament lamps. Last year, this year or next year you will probably have bought, buy or will buy LED (light emitting diode) type decorative lights. The low power consumption probably makes you feel good about the effect of so many bulbs on the environment. In a few years it may be organic LED or OLED lighting that we are buying. General Electric have talked about the possibility of OLED thin pliable wallpaper which can light up the walls or any other surface we desire. Apparently we should look for it in home improvement stores by 2010.