brainbuz writes: I've been shopping for lighting fixtures because of work I've been doing on my house, I'm amazed at how a great technology (LED lighting) has encouraged terrible design. It seems like most of the lighting fixtures now on sale feature integrated LEDs where the lighting element is part of the fixture. This might be ok for an ultra slim surface mount panel, but a fixture such as a recessed can light can require ripping apart a ceiling to replace. Even where the elements are claimed to be replaceable there aren't standards so you have no guarantee that in 10 years you'll be able to obtain the correct element. With replaceable bulbs you can also easily change your mind about the light output or the color temperature.
In another room I repainted a fixture manufactured between 1910 and 1925. After the paint job, I purchased new ceramic sockets of the same type that had been used to build it a century ago. It will be going back on the ceiling and getting new LED bulbs that look like Edison's MAZDA bulbs from when it was brand new.
brainbuz writes: While the Mainstream Media keep the tired drama between Hillary and Barrack alive, and maybe occasionally mention
Ralph Nader, this November is shaping up to be the most Competitive in Decades. There is a strong possibility of all three Large Third Parties nominating former Federal Office Holders in the Persons of Representatiove
Bob Barr (Libertarian Party Draft Favorite), Ambassador Alan Keyes (who switches his Presidential Campaign to the
Constitution Party on Tax Day), and Representative
Cynthia McKinney in pursuit of the
Only one site, Third Party Watch is covering the Drama of
Mike Gravel endorsing
Jesse Johnson for the Green Nomination, and then taking his own
campaign to the Libertarian Party, where his plans for a National Sales Tax guarantee he'll have a tough time finding 10 delegates to place his name in nomination. With Bob Barr not officially in the race yet, the Libertarian front runners are a Las Vegas Oddsmaker and Obama Classmate from Columbia,
Wayne Allyn Root, and Author
Dr. Mary J. Ruwart.
If McKinney, Keyes, and Obama all get their party's nominations, voters in most states will have a choice of three African American Candidates.