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dim bulb

An unintelligent or slow-witted person. I explained this to you not once, but three times! Are you just a dim bulb, or what?
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dim bulb

n. a dull person; a stupid person. George seems to be a dim bulb, but he’s a straight-A student.
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light bulb

n. a pregnant woman. (Jocular. Refers to the shape of a pregnant woman.) Who’s the light bulb on the sofa?
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After an EU ruling in 2009, 100w bulbs were the first to be banned followed by 60w bulbs in 2001 and then a total ban in 2012.
A large, risk-free LED light bulb replacement program would cost a small fraction of the expenditure proposed for invasive meters.
According to the legislation, consumers can still use their existing incandescent light bulbs and retailers are allowed to sell bulbs they have on their shelves and in stock.
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The manufacture of incandescent light bulbs ceased on September 1 because of a directive aimed at saving energy.
In a glowing release last August, Philips noted: "If every 60-watt incandescent bulb in the U.
A member of the light bulb centennial committee, Steve Bunn, provided some history of how the light bulb cemented itself into the history books.
Some lawmakers in these states have voiced their apprehension about the federal government interfering with their citizens' right to buy the bulbs of their choice.
NEW YORK -- Most Americans still use incandescent lightbulbs, but that is set to start changing in 2012, when such traditional (but less energy-efficient) bulbs begin to be phased out.
To measure the wattage of a bulb, plug the wattmeter into the wall and plug the lamp with the bulb being tested into the wattmeter.
People familiar with Delta's LED bulb plan pointed out that the company would price the bulbs at below NT$500 (US$16.
Murali Sivaraman, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Electronics India Limited, said, "This is a milestone launch not just for Philips but also for India, as the new range gives India its first home-grown LED bulb and takes the country a step further in LED revolution.
World Net Daily reported: "The phase-out of incandescent light is to begin with the 100-watt bulb in 2012 and end in 2014 with the 40-watt.