Dark Side of the Horse by Samson

Dark Side of the Horse

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  1. HippyChippy

    HippyChippy said, 9 months ago

    Good old Horace. Saving energy is very important and he is good at it, now he even manages it with his thoughts.:-)

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, 9 months ago

    Light and art in one package!

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 9 months ago

    It’s interesting how long it takes for CFLs to warm up this time of year. In the summer it’s a few seconds. right now, it takes about 3 or 4 minutes to get to full brightness.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 9 months ago

    A UniCorm.

  5. Oldbutnotstupid

    Oldbutnotstupid said, 9 months ago

    I like the way they claim they will last for years and years, what they don’t tell you is that is only if you turn them on and leave the on forever, that sure saves a lot of energy. also the mercury required to start them is a enviromental disaster

  6. Cygnus X1

    Cygnus X1 said, 9 months ago

    @Oldbutnotstupid

    Too true and they are ugly on top of that!

  7. InTraining

    InTraining said, 9 months ago

    Oh wait Horace… It’s time to switch to LED…. ! ! ! Your idea will appear as a dot instantly and it will last your 20 years or more unless you change you mind…. ! ! !

  8. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, 9 months ago

    @Oldbutnotstupid

    There is more mercury in the old jar of Mercurochrome in your medicine cabinet than all of the CFL’s in a house. All of the mercury in all if the CFL’s in a house with all of the bulbs replaced couldn’t make one dental filling.
    An antique clock in storage lost the 10 pounds of mercury in its pendulum.

  9. Rista

    Rista said, 9 months ago

    Go Horace!
    I changed out all the main used light bulbs in our house to CFLs. The difference in my electric bill was visible the first month.
    And waiting a few seconds for the bulb to warm up not only isn’t a real problem but early mornings when I don’t really want to be up anyway, having a gradual natural light on instead of a painful flash in the eyes is quite nice.
    And the family loves that I don’t scream my head off when they forget to turn the light off when leaving the room for 5 minutes.

  10. No Habla

    No Habla said, 9 months ago

    @InTraining

    Yeah, LEDs are the $hit. When drag racing tracks switched their starting lights from incandescent to LED there was a huge adjustment period because the LEDs come on so much faster…

  11. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, 9 months ago

    Looks to me like he now considers his thoughts carefully before he declares that he has an idea.

  12. BruceBergman

    BruceBergman said, 9 months ago

    The new “Dimmable” LEDs have a delay of ~1/4 second as their power supply wakes up – a whole lot better. Only noticeable if you mix both on the same circuit.

    The biggest issue with new bulbs is the ballast inside – you can’t get 15K+ Hours from a CFL or 50K+ Hours from LED if they use dirt cheap 5K Hour active components (transistors and diodes) and assemble them badly.

  13. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 9 months ago

    @PoodleGroomer

    Maybe so, but most local land fills refuse to take them. Good luck finding a place that accepts ‘hazardous waste’ that’s willing to accept them. There will be alot that end up illegally disposed of (buried in back yards), and the ‘miniscule’ amount of mercury, leaching into groundwater, WILL cause problems in the long run…

  14. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Horace’s ideas are now 30% brighter, and a little more efficient!…

  15. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Cygnus X1

    That’s the least of my concerns. You’re not supposed to look directly at them!

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