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Crisis Averted: Easy-Bake Oven Redesigned To Eliminate Incandescent Heatball

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Image Credit: Consumerist It was the question on everybody's mind when George Bush banned the incandescent light bulb with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 : Whither the Easy-Bake Oven? This almond-coloured classic was every girl's favourite toy, and at its heart was a 100 watt incandescent bulb, AKA the heatball , the perfect little 97% efficient heater that wastes only 3% of its energy as visible light. But as so often happens, in the face of scarcity or adversity, American ingenuity comes to the fore and voila, a new Easy-Bake is born. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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