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2008-09-05 15:00:26

Engineers and University of Canterbury friends Chris Mardon and Tom Mackenzie founded Christchurch-based Energy Mad Ltd in 2004. With extensive market research, design and development, they "engineered out" all of the flaws of early models of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and developed the Ecobulb - a high-power factor, high- performance, energy-saving bulb. Energy Mad started by testing 100 CFLs in 2004, selecting the best of these for advanced development to meet New Zealand consumer...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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