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Progress in Lighting

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I just got a new gadget so I decided to do some testing.   There have been several new developments in the LED lighting arena so I decided to do a comparison between my old standby the 104 watt organ tube CFL, a modern 75 watt equivalent CFL and a 100 watt equivalent Cree LED. […]

Posted by neonjohn on July 28th, 2017 under Lighting, Product Reviews, Science | Comment now »

DSO203 Open Source 4 channel digital oscilloscope

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Recently my business partner, Garett Churchill surprised me with a little goodie. A 4 channel DSO that will fit in my shirt pocket. We’ve been very busy lately so I didn’t pay it much attention other than to charge it via the USB port. Today I decided to take a look. The first thing I […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 11th, 2013 under Electronics, Neon and other lighting, Product Reviews | 3 Comments »

That Worthless UL Label

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If you’re a “Boomer” like me, you were probably raised up to respect that UL or “Underwriter’s Laboratory” label on electrical stuff. I still remember the ads on TV. The label really meant something too. UL started out as an independent testing laboratory funded by the insurance companies to test boiler safety valves and related […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Philosophy, Product Reviews, Science | 5 Comments »

Kudos to Black and Decker

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I love it when a big company does the right thing. Awhile back I had read with great interest that Black and Decker had released a new line of consumer/hobbyist grade cordless tools powered by the great new Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries from A123. This is the lithium battery that is supposed to be safe […]

Posted by neonjohn on August 14th, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Product Reviews | 2 Comments »





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