What is this?
Two looped and angled glass tubes projecting from a short, tapering black cylindrical housing with threaded metal end for insertion into light bulb socket.
Why is this in our collection?
From Acquisition Justification: "With solutions to the world’s environmental problems of ever increasing concern, the development of low-energy lighting technologies has been a burgeoning area of contemporary design and manufacture. The low energy CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulb is rooted in 19th-century technology, but has come to the forefront of energy saving devices, available to large numbers of consumers at a relatively low coast for about the last five years. Compared to incandescent lamps giving the same amount of light, CFLs use about 80% less power and last about eight times longer. The now familiar bulbs with straight- or spiral-form CFL tubes are widely available, but are considered... more