Teaching The Old Light Bulb Some Pretty Bright Tricks

You've learned to program your VCR and your microwave oven. Next, how about your light bulbs? Beacon Light Products Inc. in Meridian, Idaho, has invented a family of devices called Bulb Bosses that screw into sockets and give ordinary bulbs a range of gee-whiz capabilities. Some examples include four-way dimming and timed turnoff--say, 30 minutes after the bulb is turned on.

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