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(C|Net)   Japanese man creates wooden lightbulb (yes, you read that correctly) that shines like Sauron's eyeball. None shall pass   (news.cnet.com) divider line 46
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2012-05-27 02:24:49 PM
So in the dark it puts out less light than a candle. So it's useless basically?
 
2012-05-27 03:37:35 PM

Walker: So in the dark it puts out less light than a candle. So it's useless basically?


I think they'd be great nightlights or ambiance lighting. They're not reading lamps, obviously, but I think they look pretty cool. I want some.
 
2012-05-27 04:05:13 PM
A wooden covering for LEDs.
 
2012-05-27 04:30:43 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-05-27 04:43:57 PM
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2012-05-27 04:45:36 PM

Makh: A wooden covering for LEDs.


A.K.A. Lampshade.
 
2012-05-27 04:49:43 PM
Can I buy it with wooden nickles?
 
2012-05-27 04:50:53 PM
So instead of wrapping the filament (or lED) in glass, he wrapped it in wood. I guess we're all supposed to be impressed because a japanese guy did it.
 
2012-05-27 04:54:30 PM
...fixture employs LED lights within...

Not a light bulb.
 
2012-05-27 04:54:47 PM

limboslam: So instead of wrapping the filament (or lED) in glass, he wrapped it in wood. I guess we're all supposed to be impressed because a japanese guy did it.


LED
 
2012-05-27 05:03:49 PM
I pass.
 
2012-05-27 05:10:44 PM
Are you sure that guy is Japanese? I'd think a Japanese man would wrap the lights in a cows udder or a pre-pubescent cartoon girls vagina.
 
2012-05-27 05:21:41 PM

FROGSTOMPER: Are you sure that guy is Japanese? I'd think a Japanese man would wrap the lights in a cows udder or a pre-pubescent cartoon girls vagina.


*ziiip*

Go on...
 
2012-05-27 05:23:44 PM
I think the idea has a lot of applications in decorating, particular in a Japanese home (from what I see/hear). But, I mean, it's just that. Decoration. Give me a steady hand and a few hours and I'll make one out of silly putty. I don't think a news article was necessary. Maybe 1/8 page in a home decorating magazine.
 
2012-05-27 05:32:45 PM
Despite zero risk of danger

Risk of danger... the best kind of risk.
 
2012-05-27 05:36:29 PM
I don't get the headline. What does "None shall pass" have to do with the lightbulb? The Japanese creator? Anything? Infact, "none shall pass" is from Monty Python. Might as well said "we're taking the Hobbits to Gardasil" for as much sense as the headline makes trying to force a joke where none exists.
 
2012-05-27 05:40:41 PM
JonZoidberg: I pass.

YOU SHALL NOT PASS
 
2012-05-27 05:41:25 PM

Guidette Frankentits: I don't get the headline. What does "None shall pass" have to do with the lightbulb? The Japanese creator? Anything? Infact, "none shall pass" is from Monty Python. Might as well said "we're taking the Hobbits to Gardasil" for as much sense as the headline makes trying to force a joke where none exists.


And the part about it looking like Sauron's eyeball means nothing to you?

Not that I think it looks anything like Sauron's eyeball. Ever been to Cheesecake Factory? Those things look like Sauron's eyeball.

totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-27 05:42:58 PM

Yotto: Guidette Frankentits: Stuff


Then I replied saying you didn't read close enough, when in fact it was me who didn't read enough.

Oh well, I put a cool pic in there.
 
2012-05-27 05:46:23 PM
Too bad this "artist" doesn't know his tools well enough to hollow out the "bulb" without cutting it in half.
 
2012-05-27 05:57:01 PM

Yotto: Sauron's eyeball means nothing to you?


That's my point. Sauron's eye has nothing to do with that quote. Submittard just threw that in there as a cheap joke when really it's not a pun or even remotely related to anything besides the fact that it the bulb looks like Sauron's eye and the quote is from that movie (even though it's not, it's from Holy Grail). Now if they made a joke about Sauron then I'd find it clever.
 
2012-05-27 05:58:03 PM

Yotto: Oh well, I put a cool pic in there.


Duly noted. That was pretty cool.
 
2012-05-27 06:11:11 PM
The "bulb" doesn't look anything like Sauron's eye, and it isn't a bulb, it's a block of wood - very carefully milled - with LED's inside.
It probably looks cool in person, but because subby had to go and write "yes, you read that correctly"....

i745.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-27 06:12:13 PM
So begins the life of Tekken golem Mokujin...
 
2012-05-27 06:13:59 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-27 06:21:58 PM

Guidette Frankentits: Yotto: Sauron's eyeball means nothing to you?

That's my point. Sauron's eye has nothing to do with that quote. Submittard just threw that in there as a cheap joke when really it's not a pun or even remotely related to anything besides the fact that it the bulb looks like Sauron's eye and the quote is from that movie (even though it's not, it's from Holy Grail). Now if they made a joke about Sauron then I'd find it clever.


Yeah but this is the Geek tab. Throw in a reference to LOTR (especially a quote),
and you're greenlight bound, baby!

/farkin' nerds eat that shiat up
 
2012-05-27 06:23:38 PM

wildcardjack: Too bad this "artist" doesn't know his tools well enough to hollow out the "bulb" without cutting it in half.


His first effort was a wooden pickle for Santa
 
2012-05-27 07:06:52 PM
 
2012-05-27 07:11:51 PM

bwilson27: You shall not pass


Funny, that's what my high school English teacher told me.
 
2012-05-27 07:44:20 PM
limboslam: So instead of wrapping the filament (or lED)

Does the glass stay together enough after you turn the IED on? I always thought you wrapped the IED with metal.
 
2012-05-27 07:49:28 PM

Lipspinach: Guidette Frankentits: Yotto: Sauron's eyeball means nothing to you?

That's my point. Sauron's eye has nothing to do with that quote. Submittard just threw that in there as a cheap joke when really it's not a pun or even remotely related to anything besides the fact that it the bulb looks like Sauron's eye and the quote is from that movie (even though it's not, it's from Holy Grail). Now if they made a joke about Sauron then I'd find it clever.

Yeah but this is the Geek tab. Throw in a reference to LOTR (especially a quote),
and you're greenlight bound, baby!

/farkin' nerds eat that shiat up


ah you did notice that the Sauron ref was in the article headline, and wasn't actually subby's cynical attempt to get a green
 
2012-05-27 08:07:58 PM

mongbiohazard: The "bulb" doesn't look anything like Sauron's eye, and it isn't a bulb, it's a block of wood - very carefully milled - with LED's inside.
It probably looks cool in person, but because subby had to go and write "yes, you read that correctly"....

[i745.photobucket.com image 640x470]


Not to mention that "none shall pass" is a Monty Python line.
 
2012-05-27 08:44:36 PM
Will give the term "burned-out bulb" a whole new meaning, I guess.
 
Skr
2012-05-27 09:00:31 PM
That is pretty cool. The dark illuminated photo reminds me of those genetically engineered glow-in-the-dark cats.
 
2012-05-27 09:44:51 PM

JPSimonetti: I think the idea has a lot of applications in decorating, particular in a Japanese home (from what I see/hear). But, I mean, it's just that. Decoration. Give me a steady hand and a few hours and I'll make one out of silly putty. I don't think a news article was necessary. Maybe 1/8 page in a home decorating magazine.


You get what you pay for.
 
2012-05-27 09:48:02 PM

Yotto: Guidette Frankentits: I don't get the headline. What does "None shall pass" have to do with the lightbulb? The Japanese creator? Anything? Infact, "none shall pass" is from Monty Python. Might as well said "we're taking the Hobbits to Gardasil" for as much sense as the headline makes trying to force a joke where none exists.

And the part about it looking like Sauron's eyeball means nothing to you?

Not that I think it looks anything like Sauron's eyeball. Ever been to Cheesecake Factory? Those things look like Sauron's eyeball.

[totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com image 401x271]


Went to Cheesecake Factory once. They wanted eight bucks for a skinny wedge. I doubled over laughing.
 
2012-05-27 11:31:53 PM

mongbiohazard: The "bulb" doesn't look anything like Sauron's eye, and it isn't a bulb, it's a block of wood - very carefully milled - with LED's inside.
It probably looks cool in person, but because subby had to go and write "yes, you read that correctly"....

[i745.photobucket.com image 640x470]


He said you read it correctly. He didn't say it was right or made sense.
 
2012-05-27 11:35:46 PM
im interested.

been into these for a bit ... work best on lowest dimmer setting

www.dreamstime.com
 
2012-05-28 12:07:35 AM

Makh: A wooden covering for LEDs.


Technically correct, the best kind. It's still an led light bulb, Wooden cover... Trippy though
 
2012-05-28 12:50:02 AM
Ok...It's a one of a kind and you can't buy it.

And CNet grabbed the article from The DailyFail...errr...Mail?

Link

/time to go soak some balsa and see what can be done.
 
2012-05-28 01:32:28 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-28 01:33:15 AM

Walker: So in the dark it puts out less light than a candle. So it's useless basically?


Useless inventions are a form of tongue-in-cheek art in Japan. They're analogous to, yet almost the complete opposite of, Rube Goldberg machines. Americans like to design deliberately convoluted devices to do simple but useful tasks as a hobby; the Japanese get a kick out of designing some very well-made but obviously useless devices.
 
2012-05-28 03:10:08 AM

Makh: A wooden covering for LEDs.


Yeah, exactly. Not really a wooden lightbulb at all, just a light behind thin wood.

Unimpressed.
 
2012-05-28 04:04:57 AM
well fark me. i thought it was a piece of art.
 
2012-05-28 07:54:32 AM

dragonchild: the Japanese get a kick out of designing some very well-made but obviously useless devices.


For about one picosecond or so there was a rainbow projector for sale in Tokyu Hands in 2005. It opened up on LEDs and projected a little 10 inch rainbow on a nearby surface. Still kicking myself for not realizing it would disappear so quickly.
 
2012-05-28 07:57:53 AM

mongbiohazard: The "bulb" doesn't look anything like Sauron's eye, and it isn't a bulb, it's a block of wood


i.qkme.me
 
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