My Bulbs Are Loose . . . Again!
October 6, 2007 5:29 AM Subscribe
How can I keep scoreboard light bulbs from working their way loose?
posted by unclejeffy to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
Asking for a friend: "I'm the basketball coach for a small college with an old gym. We have scoreboards in two corners of the gym. Both use light bulbs to display scores, timeouts, etc. Before each game, I have to get on a ladder and tighten many of the bulbs which have worked their way loose since the last game. This takes a good deal of time, and I really don't like ladders. Is there something that can be put on the threads of the bulbs to keep them from working their way out so easily? (My hunch is that the vibration of the crowd, the game, etc. cause them to unscrew.) Googling has only brought up techniques for how to loosen stuck light bulbs. Thanks in advance!"