If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mother Nature Network)   Ten uses for burned out light bulbs. These are perfect for when your neighbors or your relatives show up unannounced and suggest that you may have a hoarding problem   (mnn.com) divider line 89
    More: Strange  
•       •       •

13365 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Dec 2012 at 10:41 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



89 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-12-28 12:16:31 PM

Slu: eraser8: Slu: The person who wrote this article is crazy. The list of things to do with burned out incandescent bulbs has one item. Throw them out. Turning them into Christmas tree ornaments makes you look like a crazy person with old light bulbs on your tree.

That's who I want to be known as: the guy who decorates his tree with garbage.

Right! I actually used to do that in college. Except we used beer cans. And we didn't use glitter. And we just threw them at the tree. Other than that, it was exactly the same.


the cut of your jib is good, sir. favorited.
 
2012-12-28 12:17:27 PM

wildcardjack: eraser8: I think it's about time to upgrade to LED.  That won't solve my disposal problem; but, at least it will keep it from growing.

Apart from the gallium arsenide and cadmium in the LED's. Although that's encased in plastic, so maybe it's not that big a problem.

Oh, you think the LED bulbs are going to last 20 years? Hah, the little bastards have transformers and capacitors, just the kind of shiat that burns out in the rest of technology.


If only there was a lighting company that offered a lifetime warrantee...
 
2012-12-28 12:19:27 PM

maxximillian: MythDragon: Drill small hole, fill with gunpowder, stick fuse in hole.
Wait until nighttime
Place on neighbor's door step.
Take lightbulb out of front door lamp, drill small hole, fill with gunpowder, replace lightbulb.
Light fuse on other lightbulb.
Knock on door.
Run like hell.
Neighbor opens door, can't see anything, turns on light.
Door bulb explodes, showering his face with glass and burning powder fragments.
Neighbor bends over in shock and pain.
The other bulb also explodes in his face.

Protip 1:This is best done to someone you don't like
Protip 2:Don't get caught.

No way. Who opens the door without the light turned on first?


Yeah, this is total crap.

What you do is you unscrew it a bit. That way, it wont light up. Joe homeowner walks out to check on the bulb and notices it is not screwed in. When he then screws it in and boom!. Now he has glass shards all over his hand and arm and probably face too,

when he falls to the ground, he probably didnt notice you had put a bunch of upward facing nails in the mat. stabity stab stab.
 
2012-12-28 12:21:22 PM
top10king.com

won't poison recipient

img41.imageshack.us

this will poison everyone who comes in contact with it
 
2012-12-28 12:28:02 PM

Ima4nic8or: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Or maybe they could keep the classic incandescents on the shelf? Why not give people options? I personally dont want the higher efficiency incandescents.


That seems like an odd statement. Why would you not want higher efficiency if the output is the same?
 
2012-12-28 12:30:16 PM

DarkVader: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Ahh, I see someone trying to perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs weren't banned.

NORMAL A-LAMP INCANDESCENT BULBS HAVE BEEN BANNED.

There, that clear enough for you?

You cannot today go into a store in the US and buy a normal 100 watt incandescent light bulb. They're illegal to manufacture, they're illegal to import.

Not only that, but the higher efficiency incandescent bulbs that you can still buy are going to be banned by 2020 if the law doesn't change.
The only exemptions from the ban are "specialty" bulbs.


Incandescent bulbs have not been banned. Is that clear enough for you? It makes absolutely no difference if it is "high efficiency", or "normal", as long as it is incandescent.
 
2012-12-28 12:33:16 PM
I farking hate incandescent light bulbs.
 
2012-12-28 12:35:25 PM

tricycleracer: 11. Crack pipe.


Came for this. Leave satisfied.
 
2012-12-28 12:42:11 PM

dobro: Most of these "projects" require clear bulbs. All of the old incandescent bulbs I had were frosted.


The "frosting" is just a powder (clay, I believe) on the inside, and washes out quite easily.
 
2012-12-28 12:45:21 PM

Nutsac_Jim: maxximillian: MythDragon: Drill small hole, fill with gunpowder, stick fuse in hole.
Wait until nighttime
Place on neighbor's door step.
Take lightbulb out of front door lamp, drill small hole, fill with gunpowder, replace lightbulb.
Light fuse on other lightbulb.
Knock on door.
Run like hell.
Neighbor opens door, can't see anything, turns on light.
Door bulb explodes, showering his face with glass and burning powder fragments.
Neighbor bends over in shock and pain.
The other bulb also explodes in his face.

Protip 1:This is best done to someone you don't like
Protip 2:Don't get caught.

No way. Who opens the door without the light turned on first?

Yeah, this is total crap.

What you do is you unscrew it a bit. That way, it wont light up. Joe homeowner walks out to check on the bulb and notices it is not screwed in. When he then screws it in and boom!. Now he has glass shards all over his hand and arm and probably face too,

when he falls to the ground, he probably didnt notice you had put a bunch of upward facing nails in the mat. stabity stab stab.


Stupid.

Use gasoline, not gunpowder. Per a 1950's US Army training on insurgency warfare for civilians.
 
2012-12-28 12:56:15 PM
In grade school, we covered light bulbs in paper mache. When they dried, we smacked them so the bulb broke. Maracas!

With CFLs, you can take the electronics out of the stem and do science with it. I'm sure the internets has lots of plans.
 
2012-12-28 12:56:18 PM

DarkVader: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Ahh, I see someone trying to perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs weren't banned.

NORMAL A-LAMP INCANDESCENT BULBS HAVE BEEN BANNED.

There, that clear enough for you?

You cannot today go into a store in the US and buy a normal 100 watt incandescent light bulb. They're illegal to manufacture, they're illegal to import.

Not only that, but the higher efficiency incandescent bulbs that you can still buy are going to be banned by 2020 if the law doesn't change.
The only exemptions from the ban are "specialty" bulbs.


Bullshiat you can't go into a store in the U.S. and buy a normal 100 watt incandescent bulb! Despite being illegal to manufacture and import, most hardware stores in my area, including the one I work at, have at least a years supply left stockpiled. Even our warehouse didn't run out of them for six months after the manufacturing ban took effect. If you can't find them it's probably because you aren't looking hard enough. Also, you're still set until 2020 thanks to A19 halogen bulbs which, although a little more expensive, are virtually indistinguishable from normal incandescent.
 
2012-12-28 01:02:57 PM

Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Or maybe they could keep the classic incandescents on the shelf? Why not give people options? I personally dont want the higher efficiency incandescents.

That seems like an odd statement. Why would you not want higher efficiency if the output is the same?


Because FREEDOM, that's why. The Founding Farthers are literally spinning in they're graves because of this terrible unjustice perpatrated by the Libtards. I should be able to waste as much energy as I want, and who are you too tell me I cant.

\off to shovel some more coal into my furnace...
 
2012-12-28 01:05:47 PM
Summary:
flower pot, flower pot, flower pot, plant ornament, plant ornament, flower pot, light bulb, bottleship, spice shaker, spice shaker

Good read.
 
2012-12-28 01:08:33 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
Oh, and #11: Face Shredder
 
2012-12-28 01:20:30 PM

titwrench: 1-7 put plants in it
8 paint it
9-10 put something else in it


9-10 put food stuffs in it... No thanks.
 
2012-12-28 01:37:35 PM
Is this what people on pinterest do?

/Never been there, just assuming.
 
2012-12-28 01:44:57 PM

Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Or maybe they could keep the classic incandescents on the shelf? Why not give people options? I personally dont want the higher efficiency incandescents.

That seems like an odd statement. Why would you not want higher efficiency if the output is the same?


Because he wants to watch the world burn.
 
2012-12-28 01:57:56 PM
My 90 year old neighbor lady has a use for them. She saves the burned out ones, so when she calls me up to change the light bulb I have to shake 10+ bulbs before I find one that works. Either that or she has NO bulbs, so I have to give her one. Then I explain to her that she can throw out the old ones (incandescent). But the next time I go over to help her change a bulb there will be 10+1... :(
 
2012-12-28 02:00:22 PM
My friend took a bunch of old sockets and screwed them to a board. He would save up his light bulbs (as well as those of all this friends and family) and then take them to his camp out in the woods and use them for target practice.
 
2012-12-28 02:25:22 PM

Head_Shot: For every one of those items, I mentally added "only to end up in tiny dangerous shards when it so much as touches a solid object."


This is the only comment on this entire thread that really matters.
 
2012-12-28 02:31:40 PM
First, remove the metal screw ring...

Yeah, good luck with that.
 
2012-12-28 02:45:00 PM
images.t-nation.com
"You're mocking me, aren't you?"
 
2012-12-28 02:56:46 PM
www.activewebgroup.com
 
2012-12-28 02:57:24 PM

notmtwain: I did put in a bunch of CFL's last fall but they are often quite dim on lighting and take quite a while to warm up, even the ones that said they were "Instant on".

Plus I haven't figured out what to do with them when they burn out.  They do burn out.  I know that they contain mercury.  Am I really supposed to make a special trip to a hazardous waste disposal center with them?  I assume that there is a charge per bulb. Has anyone actually done this?


You throw them away.
 
2012-12-28 03:16:10 PM

Slaves2Darkness: You throw them away.


And don't tell anyone if you break one.
CFL Cleanup Nightmare
 
2012-12-28 03:45:20 PM
People seem awfully mad that other people enjoy arts and crafts.
 
2012-12-28 04:02:24 PM

DarkVader: You cannot today go into a store in the US and buy a normal 100 watt incandescent light bulb.


Then what are those things on the shelves of my local hardware store? Breadrolls in a lightbulb box?
 
2012-12-28 04:05:11 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: People seem awfully mad that other people enjoy arts and crafts.


I enjoy crafting. Most light bulb glass are thin and fragile enough that some of those suggestions are actually dangerous.And you need a dremel drill and eye/hand protection to do even #1 (the bulb vase idea). Sometimes it's really okay not to recycle something into something else.
 
2012-12-28 04:33:18 PM

Khell: My 90 year old neighbor lady has a use for them. She saves the burned out ones, so when she calls me up to change the light bulb I have to shake 10+ bulbs before I find one that works. Either that or she has NO bulbs, so I have to give her one. Then I explain to her that she can throw out the old ones (incandescent). But the next time I go over to help her change a bulb there will be 10+1... :(


Take a Sharpie with you next time and put an X on the dead ones.
 
2012-12-28 05:11:30 PM
In before the mercury derp.

Seriously, if you're like most people in the US and your electricity comes from fossil fuels, CFLs put less mercury into the environment than incandescents.
 
2012-12-28 06:45:12 PM

Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Or maybe they could keep the classic incandescents on the shelf? Why not give people options? I personally dont want the higher efficiency incandescents.

That seems like an odd statement. Why would you not want higher efficiency if the output is the same?


Maybe he has the same problem that my parents have with CFLs: they burn out much, much faster than the old incandescents. With the old bulbs, my parents would replace two or three bulbs a year. With CFLs, they're replacing at least one a month. Pisses my mom off no end. They asked an electrician, he said because it's an older-ish house it's probably a wiring issue and they'd need to get the whole place re-wired to fix it...which they can't exactly afford. So, the bulbs are more expensive and they're having to replace them with much greater frequency...yeah, they're really prefer the "less efficient" incandescent bulbs.
 
2012-12-28 06:54:05 PM

MythDragon: Drill small hole, fill with gunpowder, stick fuse in hole.
Wait until nighttime
Place on neighbor's door step.
Take lightbulb out of front door lamp, drill small hole, fill with gunpowder, replace lightbulb.
Light fuse on other lightbulb.
Knock on door.
Run like hell.
Neighbor opens door, can't see anything, turns on light.
Door bulb explodes, showering his face with glass and burning powder fragments.
Neighbor bends over in shock and pain.
The other bulb also explodes in his face.

Protip 1:This is best done to someone you don't like
Protip 2:Don't get caught.


It'd be funnier if you didn't ring the bell.
 
2012-12-28 06:58:44 PM

Lachwen: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Or maybe they could keep the classic incandescents on the shelf? Why not give people options? I personally dont want the higher efficiency incandescents.

That seems like an odd statement. Why would you not want higher efficiency if the output is the same?

Maybe he has the same problem that my parents have with CFLs: they burn out much, much faster than the old incandescents. With the old bulbs, my parents would replace two or three bulbs a year. With CFLs, they're replacing at least one a month. Pisses my mom off no end. They asked an electrician, he said because it's an older-ish house it's probably a wiring issue and they'd need to get the whole place re-wired to fix it...which they can't exactly afford. So, the bulbs are more expensive and they're having to replace them with much greater frequency...yeah, they're really prefer the "less efficient" incandescent bulbs.


Except that he was biatching about actual incandescents that just meet the new efficiency standards, and are therefore legal, just incandescent, instead of CFL. That's why I was confused.
 
2012-12-28 09:31:09 PM
 
2012-12-29 07:58:40 AM
turn them into a weed vaporizer
 
2012-12-29 10:27:50 AM

Running Wild: DarkVader: Mikey1969: Ima4nic8or: Another appropriate use would be to shove them into the rectums of the retards that banned real light bulbs. Once inserted they should be broken.

Or maybe people like you who perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs have been "banned"?

Link

Ahh, I see someone trying to perpetuate the myth that incandescent bulbs weren't banned.

NORMAL A-LAMP INCANDESCENT BULBS HAVE BEEN BANNED.

There, that clear enough for you?

You cannot today go into a store in the US and buy a normal 100 watt incandescent light bulb. They're illegal to manufacture, they're illegal to import.

Not only that, but the higher efficiency incandescent bulbs that you can still buy are going to be banned by 2020 if the law doesn't change.
The only exemptions from the ban are "specialty" bulbs.

Bullshiat you can't go into a store in the U.S. and buy a normal 100 watt incandescent bulb! Despite being illegal to manufacture and import, most hardware stores in my area, including the one I work at, have at least a years supply left stockpiled. Even our warehouse didn't run out of them for six months after the manufacturing ban took effect. If you can't find them it's probably because you aren't looking hard enough. Also, you're still set until 2020 thanks to A19 halogen bulbs which, although a little more expensive, are virtually indistinguishable from normal incandescent.



Running Wild,

He's telling the truth. At the moment, Lowes and Home Depot DO NOT have 100 watt bulbs on the shelves. They have also disappeared from most grocery store shelves. You can order them online from Amazon, Wal Mart and a couple of other places, but physical store availability has gone down almost 80%.

When the 2020 standards come in, it sets a standard that halogen incandescent bulbs cannot reach, and they will be effectively removed for general purpose lighting, while specialty bulbs will continue to be made.
 
2012-12-29 04:44:18 PM

Mikey1969: notmtwain: I did put in a bunch of CFL's last fall but they are often quite dim on lighting and take quite a while to warm up, even the ones that said they were "Instant on".

Plus I haven't figured out what to do with them when they burn out.  They do burn out.  I know that they contain mercury.  Am I really supposed to make a special trip to a hazardous waste disposal center with them?  I assume that there is a charge per bulb. Has anyone actually done this?

Usually places like Office Max have disposal bins in front for printer ink cartridges and CFL lights. I'm sure there are a ton of other places. I'm finally making the switch over now that they fixed the light temperature and started advertising the Lumens, so I can tell how bright the bulb is supposed to be. We get silly rebates at Costco, in a deal with the local power company, which is pretty sweet, got about 16 packs of them for something like $20 or so. I don't have too much problem with them being dim anymore. They do brighten as they warm up, but they are pretty usable from the start.


There has been exactly one case of mercury poisoning linked to fluorescent bulbs:

A 1987 article in http://www.scientificamerican.com/topic.cfm?id=pediatrics">Pediatrics describes a 23-month-old who suffered weight loss and severe rashes after a carton of eight-foot (2.4-meter) tubular bulbs broke in a play area.

The amount of mercury in a CFL is less than you'll find in a serving of salmon.
 
2012-12-29 05:11:40 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Mikey1969: notmtwain: I did put in a bunch of CFL's last fall but they are often quite dim on lighting and take quite a while to warm up, even the ones that said they were "Instant on".

Plus I haven't figured out what to do with them when they burn out.  They do burn out.  I know that they contain mercury.  Am I really supposed to make a special trip to a hazardous waste disposal center with them?  I assume that there is a charge per bulb. Has anyone actually done this?

Usually places like Office Max have disposal bins in front for printer ink cartridges and CFL lights. I'm sure there are a ton of other places. I'm finally making the switch over now that they fixed the light temperature and started advertising the Lumens, so I can tell how bright the bulb is supposed to be. We get silly rebates at Costco, in a deal with the local power company, which is pretty sweet, got about 16 packs of them for something like $20 or so. I don't have too much problem with them being dim anymore. They do brighten as they warm up, but they are pretty usable from the start.

There has been exactly one case of mercury poisoning linked to fluorescent bulbs:

A 1987 article in http://www.scientificamerican.com/topic.cfm?id=pediatrics">Pediatrics describes a 23-month-old who suffered weight loss and severe rashes after a carton of eight-foot (2.4-meter) tubular bulbs broke in a play area.

The amount of mercury in a CFL is less than you'll find in a serving of salmon.


I didn't bring mercury into the equation, but you should roll back and rethink your contribution to the discussion.

The question about mercury is when people DISPOSE of the bulbs. Millions of bulbs in thousands of landfills has the potential to contaminate water aquifers all across the country.

I'm sure you're not one of those people who doesn't bother to consider the ramifications of your actions further down the road, so I'm sure this makes sense to you.
 
Displayed 39 of 89 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report