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Tom Purcell: Elegy for the incandescent bulb

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Farewell, old friend. I am going to miss you.

I speak of the incandescent bulb — the light of my life for all of my years. As of Jan. 1, you have been shut off. That was the mission of a 2007 law that raised energy-efficiency and wattage standards far beyond what you are capable of reaching.
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