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This Week in Automotivators, March 5-11

March 11, 2012

As usual, click the link under each picture if you don’t get it. The link might help – or might not – but at least it’ll tell you what the story is.

See if you can detect the themes this week:

Link: Smitty.

Two links on this one. All American Blogger, and Grandpa Steve.

Suck it, Manning! Link: The Daley Gator.

Link: Fishersville Mike.

Link: Don Surber.

Link: Da Tech Guy.

Link: Pirate’s Cove.

Link: The Sundries Shack.

And finally:

Link: Smitty.

Previously:

7 Comments
  1. Gatordoug permalink
    March 11, 2012 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the link

  2. Steve In Tulsa permalink
    March 12, 2012 11:13 am

    The Philips light bulb that won the contest costs $24 dollars at Home Depot. The winner was a 60 watt replacement that burns 12 watt and has 800 lumens. There is a 110 lumen bulb that burns 17 Watts and is a 75 Watt replacement and costs $50 but it is not the bulb that won the contest.

    So the idea that the winning bulb costs costs $50 is a complete lie. In order to win the contest the price had to be around $22. If it costs $50 it would have been disqualified from the contest.

    I hate seeing this lie propagated by people on my side. If you want to be offended then be offended by the $24 dollar cost. There is no reason to lie about the price and claim it is $50 when that is a lie.

    This is the bulb that won (the light is bright white without a hint of yellow when it is on); http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-Light-Bulbs-LED-Light-Bulbs/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbm79/R-202530170/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051

    Please stop propagating the lies.

  3. Steve In Tulsa permalink
    March 12, 2012 11:14 am

    Oops, Corrention: There is a 1100 lumen bulb that burns 17 Watts and is a 75 Watt replacement and costs $50

  4. March 12, 2012 9:23 pm

    Steve, google “$50 light bulb.” Every single story says the company won a $10 million DOE prize for a light bulb that will retail at $50. Sure, they say the price will decline over time (if they can get enough people to buy them), but it’s still fifty bucks.

    If the picture I chose is wrong, then, whoops. Sorry about that.

  5. Steve In Tulsa permalink
    March 13, 2012 10:50 am

    All those stories are wrong. The requirements for winning was the bulb had to use 10 watts or less, be a 60 watt replacement, and cost less than $22 dollars. The philips bulb came closest with $24 dollar price, and 12 watts. Look at home depot who appears to be the only store carrying it; http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-Light-Bulbs-LED-Light-Bulbs/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbm79/R-202530170/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051

    And here is the l-prize site. http://www.lightingprize.org/

    The bulb costs $24. The 75 Watt replacement (which costs $50) is not even eliglble because it isn’t a 60 watt replacement.

    Seriously, Philips didn’t make their compaign contribution to Obama or something. All these stories about the $50 are wrong!

  6. March 13, 2012 11:02 am

    I don’t doubt you, Steve, but then are the stories also wrong about the $50 bulb getting the $10 million prize?

    Also, if the requirement was a top price of $22, how could the philips bulb have won at $24 and 12 watts?

    Punditly speaking, I’m quite happy to have the other side making the case that “It wasn’t $50! It was only $24!”

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