Transitioning away from incandescent lightbulbs, What is the science behind fireworks?

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Three lamps sit in a cloth-covered table. A hand reaches out to touch one. The photo is black and white.
These three miniatures are among the antique oil lamps which can be used as charming accents in a room. Left to right: A 10-inch-high American footed blue milk glass lamp, priced at $125; a French silver lamp, circa 1850, which is 14 inches high and has a painted glass shade, priced at 8250, and a 10-inch American glass lamp with enamel decoration, from 1890, priced at $95 shown May 25, 1976. DG/AP Photo

New federal efficiency standards are set to take effect on light bulbs. A leader with Focus on Energy explains the transition to clean energy. Then, an associate professor of chemistry explains the science behind fireworks.

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  • Federal rules phasing out incandescent lights to take effect in July

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, retailers must stop selling incandescent light bulbs starting this July. We talk with Focus on Energy, a statewide energy program, about what the transition means for consumers and manufacturers.

  • Chemistry of fireworks

    Fireworks are a staple when celebrating America’s independence on July 4. We discuss the chemical reactions of fireworks to learn how explosive displays come to life.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Dylan Crye Guest
  • Nathan Duncan Guest
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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