What a ’38 Chevy Can Teach You About Lighting

John Philip Bachner of the National Lighting Bureau wrote a fantastic article (Good-bye T12. Hello Opportunity) about why T12 fluorescent tubes are being phased out in the U.S. I couldn’t have written it any better, so I wanted to include his opening paragraph here. It’s a great read – click through the link to view the rest of the article!

Imagine that the year is 1938. You buy a brand-new Chevy, the technological marvel of
its era. Now imagine it’s 2011 and you’re still driving the same car for your daily
commute. Far-fetched? Not if you substitute T12 fluorescent lighting – first marketed in
1938 – for the ’38 Chevy. True: We‟ve seen an astonishing array of new lighting and
automotive technology since 1938. Also true: No one we know of drives a 73-year-old
car for daily commuting, but some 500 million T12 fluorescent tubes are still being
illuminated in U.S. buildings every day… read more

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.