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The potentiality of Hangzhou can make the national-level semi-conductive lighting industrial baseA bulb of 100 watts, the consumption only takes 10 watt to 20 watt, save electric energy 80% to 90%. The life-span of such semi-conductive lighting device is as long as 100,000 hours. That is to say, you buy this kind of lamps and lanterns in the future, in order to use 4 to 5 hour meters per day, can almost use for 60 years
A few days ago, were held in Hangzhou by the technological sciences forum taking lighting in solid condition as theme which Chinese Academy of Sciences and municipal government hosted together, come to Hangzhou to participate in over 20 academicians on forum, 10 multidigit experts, assign two-way to investigate the intersection of Feihua and light, middle the intersection of cosmos and photoelectricity, the intersection of person and blue bright core, create yuans of the intersection of photoelectricity,etc. and semi-conductive lighting enterprise, and held the informal discussion with the entrepreneurs. Academician and experts are semi-conductive lighting industries of Hangzhou at the same time ” Feel pulse ” . They think, LED (luminescent diode) As the most valuable new light source in the 21st century, have extensive market prospects, Hangzhou ought to become fresh combatants in this industry.
The new light source initiates the 21st century to contend for newly
As new high-efficient the intersection of solid condition and light source, semi-conductive lighting source have longe-lived, energy-conservation, security, green environment protective, the intersection of color and the intersection of abundant, micromation,etc. and prominent advantage. The semi-conductive light adopts LED as the new light source, under the same luminance, the consumption is only 1/10 of the ordinary incandescent lamp, but the life-span can lengthen 100 times. Semi-conductive lighting engineering is applied to the white light extensively common and lighted, decorative illumination, the car waits for all kinds of transport means to light, each field such as signal display of the traffic, background revealing, large screen, special work lighting, military lighting and the travel, light industrial goods.
The national semi-conductive illuminating engineering Wu Ling, director of management office that come to Hangzhou to participate in the forum says, China’s electric energy production is 2,190 billion degrees last year, and lighting electricity consumption reached 262,400 million degrees, accounted for 12% of gross generation, it is equivalent to more than 2 times of the gross generation in Sanxia. Energy-conservation, environmental protection will be the mainstream of the social industrial development of the future, can achieve the goal of economizing on electricity greatly in semi-conductive illumination, so long as 1/3 of the incandescent lamps are replaced by the semi-conductive light, can save nearly 100 billion degrees of electricity consumption for the country every year, it is equivalent to a electric energy production of the Three Gorges Projects.
The whole world is devoting more efforts to researching and developing
The semi-conductive light is pregnant with the captivating market prospect as the typical green lighting source. LED employed the scale of the market, the whole world exceeded 12 billion dollars in 2004; The whole world will reach 50 billion dollars in 2010, China will reach 60 billion yuan. Optical photoelectric tube association of China statistics show, the Chinese market will keep more than 30% of the growth speeds.
In the face of semi-conductive good prospect and enormous to lure of market, one seize semi-conductive lighting the intersection of new industry and contest of commanding point fire in the whole world quietly. The world lights the industrial giant, General Electric, Philip, Sri Lankan Ram group big three times, have already launched the large-scale commercial development plan.
China has already listed the semi-conductive illumination in the national medium and long-term scientific and technological development plan, relevant province and city establish the system of relevant organization one after another too, some relevant enterprises are unwilling to be lag behind too, want to catch this rare business opportunity, take one seat in hundred billion large markets.
DIBS: Defense Industrial Base Stupidopinions
If this is truly what defense “insiders” think, then we have a problem. This is not about propping up industries that wouldn’t otherwise exist. It’s about maintaining industries that otherwise wouldn’t exist in the US. Why do we need to maintain domestic industries? Two Reasons: 1) In times of war, the US may not be able to procure from industries in countries we are a) at war with or b) are denied to us by the enemy. 2) Some things are sensitive enough that they just need to be made in the US by US citizens - like ICBMs, ballistic missile submarines, routers for sensitive communications systems, the list goes on - because we cannot risk the possibility that these systems will not work when we need them due to the possibility of intended defects or deficiencies.
What is really disconcerting is the quotes section. All those interviewed (at least in the “No we shouldn’t ‘prop’ up defense section”) display a lack of understanding of how the global economy works. The notion that the defense industrial base needs a little “creative destruction” may be true in certain parts of the industry, but on the whole the only product of widespread creative destruction, if left completely bereft of defense contracts, would be to move the production of many supply chain elements overseas, or cease to exist at all if a stronger, cheaper international industry exists.
The best example of this is the shipbuilding industry. Most civilian shipbuilding occurs in Asia and the only reason shipbuilding still survives in the US is probably due to government contracts. If we cease buying ships, then the companies that build ships domestically will likely go out of business. As a result the US would loose the capital (intellectual, organizational, and machine) to build military ships. In the event that new ships are necessary, reviving the industry will require a much higher premiums from the US taxpayer or the US will be forced to buy from overseas, assuming all the risk that entails.
Even for industries that are internationally healthy and based in the US, the loss of premiums paid by the US government for the domestic manufacture of some components would likely force these companies to outsource parts of their supply chain to parts of the world with cheap industrial labor. This loss of domestic capital, while efficient for companies, would likely not serve the US well in the event of domestic production becoming a necessity (like in war). The US, being a sovereign, can and should take the longer term outlook on the US defense industry and continue to maintain industries that may not be entirely necessary in the short term. Companies, even American ones, are in the end still motivated by profit above all and will not make choices that are in the longer term national interests.
Of course, I haven’t touched the trade off decision that must be made when deciding to maintain industries when only so much can be set aside in the defense budget. Where do we draw the line between maintaining men and maintaining machines and industries that make them. Not wanting to get into it, my thought is that in times of war men are easy to procure very quickly. That is what the selective service is for. Yes, training can take time, but not nearly as long as the time required to develop, test, and produce weapons to counter undetermined future threats. If a industrial base has to be produced after being neglected for years, this would only increase the lead time necessary to produce machines of war. A good hedge strategy would be to continue to invest in industry, so its there when we need it with the right machines when we need it, and scrimp on the men a little.
The most powerful and flexible naval force on earth
Today’s Senate Armed Services Committee with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin E. Dempsey reiterated two important points to us:
That America has “the most powerful and flexible naval force on earth.” And that’s a good thing! With maintaining our current battle force of 285 ships, we’ll be able to prevail in any combat situation, “including the most stressing anti-access environments.”
And we have to do all we can to protect our industrial base. As Senator Susan Collins pointed out, “once the industrial base is gone, we’ll never get it back,” and we couldn’t agree more. America’s industrial base is filled with highly-skilled workers that are essential in implementing our defense strategy and we simply can’t afford to lose them during budget cuts.