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    Is it possible to Convert the Suns Energy to Directly Power a light blub without converting it to electrical energy first?

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    Mainly because a light "blub" runs on electrticity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggle View Post
    Is it possible to Convert the Suns Energy to Directly Power a light blub without converting it to electrical energy first?
    You want to convert light from the sun to ... light? I think the super-advanced technology you are looking for is called a "window".
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    It will illuminate your whole house far more than an electrical bulb can. The truth is you question is absurd!
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