After building our own incandescent light bulbs, we took data about the number of light bulbs and types in each student’s home. With over 100 data points we are going to come up with a standard profile of LED, CFL, incandescent, and other bulbs used in our homes. Today the students are using Kill A Watts to take some measurements of voltage, current, and power use, inspired by the analysis done on Myth Busters – Does turning off the lights matter?

The other fun aspect of this data was borrowing the FLIR from the Engineering Technology Department. It’s nice when we share our toys.