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InvisibleTheDude
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Light bulbs
    #2485347 - 03/30/04 10:55 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

What gives?  I've blown out four in the last week, all different fixtures.  Either higher powers are trying to warn me that something is amiss or light bulbs really don't dig my style :cool:.  But I've dealt with all the offenders, they won't be causing trouble 'round here no more.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2485363 - 03/30/04 11:00 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I like colored light bulbs. Orange light bulbs create a nice ambiance. Green can be nice too sometimes. Maybe you shold try lower wattage bulbs or candles.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: kosmic_charlie]
    #2485475 - 03/30/04 11:25 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

hmmm candles, not a bad idea. but i don't trust anything that can stay lit for longer than me.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2485482 - 03/30/04 11:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Get a really big candle.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: kosmic_charlie]
    #2485515 - 03/30/04 11:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i wonder how big a candle would have to be in order to last as long as a light bulb.

:spliff: far out.... :smile2:


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2485559 - 03/30/04 11:45 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

As high as the moon I'm sure, lol.  :lol:


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2485604 - 03/30/04 11:56 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I've always noticed that lightbulbs tend to blow out in bunches. Even ones in entirely different parts of the house that get used for far different times.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: trendal]
    #2485644 - 03/31/04 12:04 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

sounds like a cult mass-suicide type deal if you ask me. these light bulbs are wrapped up in some strange shiiiit


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: trendal]
    #2485648 - 03/31/04 12:05 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i like candles and fires more then lightbulbs...


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2485656 - 03/31/04 12:07 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

oh man...you don't even want to KNOW what kind of weird shit those lightbulb types are into...


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: trendal]
    #2486786 - 03/31/04 12:45 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

trendal said:
I've always noticed that lightbulbs tend to blow out in bunches. Even ones in entirely different parts of the house that get used for far different times.




Ive noticed that myself, strange


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: Ripple]
    #2487020 - 03/31/04 02:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

It's because every time the economy needs a boost the government sends a shock through your house that explodes all the bulbs. I really don't even understand why lightbulbs blow out - you don't see many other electronics that after a few months spontaneously explode.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: Wysefool]
    #2487061 - 03/31/04 02:47 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well I wouldn't really call a lightbul a peice of electronics... :smirk:

Lighbulbs burn out because the filament is constantly degrading (burning) while the bulb is on. Eventually it gets to a point where it is too weak to stand the stresses of being turned on (where it heats up very fast) and it breaks.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2487080 - 03/31/04 02:54 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah i am prone to light buld breaking. Broke two when i had the house to my self. Weird i only break them when am on my own. :frown:


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: mushielover321]
    #2487092 - 03/31/04 02:58 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I've heard that they made lightbulbs which didn't burn out (which to me seems very plausible) but the lightbulb companies bought out the idea. But I've also heard you can make LSD from oranges and get high off banana peels so who knows what's BS.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2487268 - 03/31/04 04:10 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah there's a lot of BS out there.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2487278 - 03/31/04 04:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Maybe the watts are too high. idk. But I think it is a sign to redesign your house so that there are alot of candles. That would be sweet.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2487691 - 03/31/04 06:17 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Maybe those compact flourescent bulbs would help. I think thats what they're called.


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Re: Light bulbs [Re: TheDude]
    #2510478 - 04/01/04 10:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

those compact fleuro's are the shit , real long lasting .real clean lihgt, and low wattage, if u play music with heavy bass ,regular bulbs will burn out more often


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