Light a Candle for the Light Bulb
If you go to the shopping mall, shops, or markets, one notices a lot of candle stores out there. It’s kind of funny that in this day and age, with the invention of the light bulb, we even bother with candles any more.
Perhaps the new price of a certain light bulb will send us all running to the candle stores.
Perhaps that is the REAL reason for the steep price of the new light bulb?
The committee granted the award money to spare the department embarrassment, but changed its rules to prohibit “announcements in advance of appropriations.”
Philips received about $5.6 million from the federal stimulus to advance its LED lighting technology. It spent nearly as much—$4.5 million since 2008—lobbying Congress and the Obama administration for bills friendly to lighting appropriations.
Casanova refused to “talk to the lobbying spending,” but emphasized that the bulb maker did not use any stimulus dollars for researching the bulb.
“We didn’t get any money to develop this bulb,” she said.
Tell us another one.
In the meantime, here are some candles you might like.