Monday, September 28, 2009

Big Green

Oncor, a downstate electric utility, and the State Fair of Texas are all excited about going greener.

Never mind the frying of everything too slow to escape. Never mind the billion cars coming in and out of the parking lots. The midway is adrift with diesel fumes that the lights on the rides try to shine through.

But what about Big Tex?

He's announcing energy efficiency tips over the heads of the crowd while he's bathed in light from LEDs.

Now they gotta be saving energy on that particular aspect of the fair. The 12 special LEDs replace two 1,000-watt spotlights. Oncor donated the lights that, in theory, could light the 52-foot statue for 50 years.

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