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Have you noticed that consumer goods driven by programmable chips are always labelled as "smart" or "green" in the store, but once put into operation are often quite dumb? Let's set aside the issue of self-driving cars that go crunch and consider outdoor LED lighting. Anybody noticed that it is often left on all day? I thought they were supposed to be green and smart? On my street there are at least two houses that never turn off their LED porch lights, and they are so bright, they even stand out in the middle of the day. Besides wasting energy and displaying hypocrisy of the owner, these lights go to show that just because a high tech appliance is programmable, doesn't mean that it will be programmed to operate in a smart or energy efficient way. Also, the laws of economics apply - the cheaper something is, the more people use it and the less they care if they waste it.

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Stray voltage 281 MDaines 14-Oct-18 08:11
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LED driver and ripple current 258 Richard Fusniak 20-Nov-18 21:39
Re: LED driver and ripple current 207 Lost_In_Place 22-Nov-18 00:54
Mod Note > Topic Moved 258 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Sep-18 13:58
Re: LED Lighting 356 Raja 16-Sep-18 18:21
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Re: LED Lighting 291 Eddie Larry 17-Sep-18 02:02
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This should be in the Science section 229 MDaines 13-Oct-18 13:22
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Green Surveillance 202 Lost_In_Place 10-Nov-18 01:00
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The WHO 180 Lost_In_Place 08-Dec-18 05:05
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Re: LED Lighting 99 Eddie Larry 15-Mar-19 14:35
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Re: LED Lighting 94 Eddie Larry 16-Mar-19 03:53
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