#efficiency of natural #lighting

“Les plus performantes de nos ampoules ne transforment en lumière que trente pour cent de l’éléctricité nécessaire à les faire fonctionner. Le reste s’évapore en chaleur.

Ce rendement est triple chez les animaux lumineux : poissons des abysses, calmars ou… insectes.”

(Erik Orsenna, Isabelle de Saint Aubin, Géopolitique du Moustique 2017)

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(These lights are at the good new Victor brasserie at the Bozar in Brussels. The only picture I have of the animals mentioned by Orsenna and St Aubin is this one, from the Easter kite show at Châtelaillon-Plage –

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– it seemed insufficiently serious.

The book itself, I find slow moving and over-demonstrative.)

 

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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