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2012-09-18 23:02:35

Consumers who buy energy-saving bulbs say that price is a big factor in their purchase decisions, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. The free Light Bulb Finder mobile app helps consumers find CFLs and LEDs with the best payback. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Consumers who buy energy-saving bulbs say that price is a big factor in their purchase decisions, according to a new study by Consumer Reports. About 75 percent of the consumers that have replaced inefficient...

2009-03-28 11:05:19

Some U.S. energy experts say the push to lower the price of compact fluorescent light bulbs has led manufacturers to use cheap components. Somebody decides to save a little money somewhere and suddenly we have hundreds of thousands of (bulb) failures, said Victor Roberts, an independent expert in Burnt Hills, N.Y., who conducts failure analysis testing on light bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs comprise 11 percent of the market for bulbs in the United States, but consumers increasingly...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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