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Is potential energy what a light bulb uses?

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March 29, 2010 3:46PM

Nope

No, potential energy would be, for instance, a spring that is compressed. It could cause motion if released. It is stored energy. The light bulb uses electrical energy, which it converts to light and heat energy.

potential energy is like when you wind up a torch or a radio