Cold Incandescent Light Bulbs?

Just when you thought incandescent bulbs were going out, they’ve been “reinvented” to be even more efficient than LEDs!

Normally Incandescent bulbs are about 5-10% efficient as most of the energy is converted to wasted heat and this age-old problem has finally been solved.

We’re literally talking about recycling light in a two step process.

The key is to create a two-stage process, the researchers report. The first stage involves a conventional heated metal filament, with all its attendant losses. But instead of allowing the waste heat to dissipate in the form of infrared radiation, secondary structures surrounding the filament capture this radiation and reflect it back to the filament to be re-absorbed and re-emitted as visible light. These structures, a form of photonic crystal, are made of Earth-abundant elements and can be made using conventional material-deposition technology.

That second step makes a dramatic difference in how efficiently the system converts electricity into light. One quantity that characterizes a lighting source is the so-called luminous efficiency, which takes into account the response of the human eye. Whereas the luminous efficiency of conventional incandescent lights is between 2 and 3 percent, that of fluorescents (including CFLs) is between 7 and 15 percent, and that of most commercial LEDs between 5 and 20 percent, the new two-stage incandescents could reach efficiencies as high as 40 percent, the team says.

The first proof-of-concept units made by the team do not yet reach that level, achieving about 6.6 percent efficiency. But even that preliminary result matches the efficiency of some of today’s CFLs and LEDs, they point out. And it is already a threefold improvement over the efficiency of today’s incandescents.

The team refers to their approach as “light recycling,” says Ilic, since their material takes in the unwanted, useless wavelengths of energy and converts them into the visible light wavelengths that are desired. “It recycles the energy that would otherwise be wasted,” says Soljačić.

The rest of the article available here: http://news.mit.edu/2016/nanophotonic-incandescent-light-bulbs-0111 mentions that the crystal is created with readily available natural ingredients so cost will probably not be an issue if they actually get these out to the public.

X-Files & Free Energy

This video goes deep into conspiracies that have become more popularized over the last decade. We’re not going to comment on those but are showing this because there is actually a reference to “Free Energy”. The X-Files is sci-fi but getting the “Free Energy” conversation going with a mainstream audience is definitely a plus.

Earth Radio Interview with Stephen P. McGreevy

Natural VLF Radio
Natural VLF Radio

Stephen P. McGreevy of Auroral Chorus came over to EPD Laboratories early December to meet with us to see the latest on Dollard’s semismic lines and we had time to do an interview with him. Stephen presented at the last Energy Conference on Natural VLF Radio, which was his journey around the world capturing the natural sounds that nature produces, which are able to be heard on his specialized receivers. His presentation is here: http://naturalvlfradio.com

Here is an interview with Stephen at EPD Laboratories, Inc.

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OVERUNITY DISCLOSURE SCHEMATIC VIDEO

Graham Gunderson Overunity Disclosure
Graham Gunderson Overunity Disclosure

At the 2015 Energy Science & Technology Conference, Graham Gunderson gave a presentation one of the simplest experiments anyone can do that demonstrates “overunity”. In other words, there is more measurable output than the operator has to input.

The video presentation has been available but last night, Graham was kind enough to allow us to video a whiteboard presentation with him giving in-depth details on exactly how this experiment was put together. This includes schematics, precise specs on the transformer and other details necessary for anyone to replicate this experiment.

If you already have the “Overunity Disclosure” presentation by Graham, then just visit the same download page and there is an extra video there called the Schematic Video. Download that for details – it is 36 minutes long and is a presentation on its own.

If you have not gotten a copy of Graham’s Overunity Disclosure presentation from the last conference, get a discounted copy here: http://grahamgunderson.com/ou