Philips Bio-light creates mood lighting with bacteria
In 2012, 100-watt incandescent bulbs will be a thing of the past, but fear not, as there’s some great energy-efficient lightbulb tech to illuminate the way. It ranges from compact fluorescent lights to LEDs to halogen bulbs, and, if Philips has anything to do with it, bacteria-powered lights.
The system uses bioluminescent bacteria that feeds on methane and composted material to produce a soft green light, not all that different from the light emitted by fireflies and red tide.
The bacteria is housed in a wall of hand-blown glass cells and connected to a food source at the base through thin silicon tubes. The bacteria’s food source comes in the form of methane gas, which is … [Read more]
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