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If you love action movies you more then likely love movies that have technology in them as well. 

Being an electronics manufacturer, we love movies about technology. 

Below we have chosen our top 5 favorite movies with technology.

**Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen them yet. Honestly, if you haven’t seen them yet, what are you waiting for?**

Top 5 Movies with the Best Technology

Tron– The Technology of Another World

Okay, so we may have fibbed just a little. We call this our Top 5 list. Well, its actually 6.

You see we couldn’t talk about the original Tron movie and then not mention Tron Legacy. However, we are putting them both together.

If you love a classic SiFi movie the original Tron will not disappoint. Also, if you are a fan of the classic Tron we highly suggest checking out 2010’s Tron Legacy. Both movies have amazing technology and effects. Also, the story lines go together.

Tron, is the story of Kevin Flynn. Kevin is a computer hacker who gets transported into the digital world of Tron. In this world, video game rules apply. There are many challenges. Also, there are many cool other worldly advantages. However, are these advantages enough to keep Kevin alive?

Tron Legacy, is the continuing story of Tron. However, Tron Legacy focus is not on Kevin Flynn. The focus is on his son, Sam. Sam follows in father’s footsteps and gets transported into the cyber world. However, Sam doesn’t know what really happened to his father all those years ago. Furthermore, the truth begins to reveal itself once he is transported. Can Sam discover what happened to his father? More so, can Sam survive this other world?

Wall-E– When Technology Takes Over

What happens when humans become too dependent on technology?

The story of Wall-E is the perfect cautionary tail to answer this question.

Wall-E is a trash compactor who’s purpose is to clean up what humans left behind. However, in his solace Wall-E develops a personality. This personality makes him curious. It also, makes him feel lonely.

What happens to this charming robot when he is introduced to another more advanced bot EVE? The adventure of a lifetime.

The story of this sweet, bright eyed robot can teach humans an important lesson. Stop living in a fantasy world and letting our real one become a literal trash heap. Therefore, start to embrace real life and the adventures that are in front of us.  

Iron Man– Skills in Technology Save the Day

What do you do when you are a technological genius? You save the world.

Who knew that being involved in a bombing and being kidnapped would make a spoiled rich inventor a superhero? Tony Stark didn’t.

It seemed that all hope was lost. It also, looked like he wouldn’t make it to the next stage in life. However, he did what he does best. He improvised.

Therefore, with his knowledge and skills he was able to save his own life. Also, he became a great asset to The Avengers in becoming Iron Man.

Short Circuit– When a Robot Gains a Conscience

What can happen when a military robot goes on the run? 

Johnny (Number) 5 was hit by lightning. This strike of electricity gives him a personality and a desire for knowledge. After befriending a young woman 5 increases his knowledge and verbal skills. The pair soon discover that 5’s creator is looking for him. Things take a turn when the military learns of 5’s new knowledge. To avoid being capture 5 hides. 

Will he be able to avoid the military forever? If he does get caught will they understand that he is different from their other robots? 

Avatar– Technological Advances Lead to Love

What would be the first thing you would do if you discovered life on a beautiful planet? 

Unfortunately, In Avatar the first thing that they wanted to do was destroy the inhabitants home so they could mine their land. 

Through some amazing technical advancements scientist were able to create a hybrid of humans and aliens. These hybrids made it possible for exploration in this foreign land. However, one of the participants, Jake Sully (who was sure that he could separate himself from the alien race) finds the true beauty in their world.

Jake changes his mission to try to help the aliens but will it be enough? Therefore, can they defend this beautiful planet from the humans that want to destroy it?  

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LED vs. Incandescent lighting

  

With the changing technology, there is a lot of question as to what is the better choice when it comes to lighting. The main question is which is better; the new lighting option of LED (Light Emitting Diodes) or the well known Incandescent lighting that we all have become accustomed to. There are four main focuses in the argument of what is the better choice: the lifespan of the bulbs, the cost difference, how much power the different bulbs consume, and how much light they actually give off.

Life Span of the Lighting 

One of the strong arguments in favor of LED lighting is their longer lifespans. At just over forty times the longevity of incandescent lighting, the newer LED lights are quickly proving their worth to consumers. This longer lifespan makes it easier for consumers who would have been purchasing numerous amount of the incandescents throughout a year’s time. There is less concern by consumers that they will have to have a continuous supply of light bulbs on hand at all times.

Everyone has had that drawer or cupboard with boxes of light bulbs. They sit in waiting for the next time of darkness, that will come too soon. LED lighting can cut down on the amount of bulbs that consumers need to keep on hand by providing light for a longer amount of time. By installing the LED lighting and not have to worry about replacement for a longer time period there is a good reason to believe that LED lighting would therefore also be more cost-effective.

Price of Bulbs and Cost Lighting

The longer life of the LED bulbs implies that there will be fewer times of replacement. Over time this will save the consumer money. However, if you look at the initial cost LED lights are a noticeable amount more expensive than incandescent bulbs. Incandescent lights can usually be purchased for around $1 or even less in some stores. The $8 or more that LED lights can be found for can make consumers leery of savings.

The initial purchase can seem a frightening amount higher to consumers. However, when they break down the facts about LED bulbs they will more than willing to pay the extra amount. The lifespan of the bulbs already saves the consumer money by cutting back replacement costs. The consumer can also look at the price decrease with the decrease in their electricity use. In some cases the LED bulbs have been known to use five times less the amount of electricity than that of Incandescent bulbs. That decreased use of electricity can add up to a decrease in electricity bills.

Power of the Lighting

There is one major difference between an incandescent bulb and an LED bulb. The incandescent bulbs that everyone has become so accustomed to being purchased on their amount of wattage. While the LED bulbs are measured by their lumens. The idea is that the amount of power running through the bulb affects the brightness of the light. This, however, is only true with the incandescent lights and not the LEDs.

LED bulbs are made to use a lower wattage but have a higher output of lumens. Lumens are the more accurate way of measuring the strength of a bulb. Watts only measure the power running through a bulb, not the amount of light that is given off. LED light bulbs are able to function at a lower wattage. LEDs are able to maximize the amount of light that is given off for use. For example an Incandescent bulb that is rated to be at 150 watts would have the same amount of lumens that a LED bulb rated to be between 25 and 28 watts. The two bulbs are using very different amounts of power. They, however, are achieving the same amount of light that is being seen.

Looking at the differences between the bulbs it is easy to see the benefits of using LED over Incandescent. LED bulbs not only save money but attribute to saving energy. They do this all while doing a better job of lighting up the darkness. Comparing the two types of lighting shows the changes that technology is bringing to everyday objects.