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Will Glowing Wallpaper Make Light Bulbs Obsolete?

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelDecember 31, 2009 3:05 AM
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For those tired of changing light bulbs, we've got some good news. A light-emitting wallpaper may replace light bulbs as soon as 2012, according to The Times:

A chemical coating on the walls will illuminate all parts of the room with an even glow, which mimics sunlight and avoids the shadows and glare of conventional bulbs.

Apply a low voltage current to the wallpaper and bam!—no more light bulbs. The organic LED wallpaper, under development by the Welsh company Lomax, will be at least twice as efficient as current energy saving bulbs. And no, the glowing wallpaper will not create an electric fence in your living room—Lomax says their electric wallpaper will be safe to touch. Related Content: Discoblog: Suits Revolting: Bangladesh PM Bans Suits, Ties to Conserve Energy Discoblog: Color-Changing Solar Tiles Will Blow Your Mind, Heat Your House Discoblog: Monitor Your Daily Energy Use With Google’s PowerMeterImage: flickr / nodomain1

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