Last week new efficiency standards went into effect for light bulbs. Edison’s invention that brought light to the world has new standards that will eliminate his old bulb and replace them with new more energy efficient bulbs. These standards have created some controversy and I have wondered what would have Edison felt about the new government standards? I was not sure that he would have liked them, but then I read an article by Thomas Edison’s great-grandson entitled, “Edison would’ve loved new light bulb law.”
The article makes a number of points but the one that really sticks out to me is if Edison was alive today, he would be in his laboratory trying to invent a better and more efficient light bulb. Edison continually strived to improve on what he invented and was never satisfied. One of my favorite Edison quotes is, “Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”
So look around and see what you have stopped innovating, but yet could be improved. Maybe it is time for you to re-innovate your light bulb.
To read David Edward Edison Sloane’s insightful article, “Edison would’ve loved new light bulb law” Click here We think you’ll find it very interesting.