Science: Light Bulbs

Two much-publicized electrical companies—General Electric and Westinghouse—supply most of the U. S. with lamp bulbs. In Europe that function is performed chiefly by potent Philips Glow-lampworks of Holland, which also boasts one of the finest physical research laboratories east of the Atlantic. Last week it appeared that all three companies were working independently on the same thing —a new sodium vapor bulb to be used primarily for street lighting. In Manhattan, 100-odd members, of the New York Electrical Society sat like jaundiced mummies in an auditorium suffused with the yellow sodium light...

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