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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

This is a light bulb from United Kingdom. It is dated 2010 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of Hulger. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

glass, abs plastic, wire, electronics

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 19.2 x 10.5 x 10 cm (7 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

This object was manufactured by Hulger Design Ltd. and designed by Samuel Wilkinson and Hulger Design Ltd.

This object was donated by Hulger Design Ltd.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18788347/ |title=Light Bulb, "Plumen 001", 2010 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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