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What sort of bulb does this fixture require?

What sort of bulb does this light fixture require? [more inside]
posted by enn on Nov 25, 2016 - 6 answers

Apartment Lighting & Lamps, for Dummies

Lamps. Incandescent vs LED. Bulb wattage. ...Lumens? "Layering" light. Filtering natural light. I can decorate an apartment, but I still can't figure out how to arrange the lighting so that it's both purposeful and warm. What tactics, strategies and core concepts do I need to make my rental apartment a home that is well-lit, yet still cozy? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jan 24, 2016 - 8 answers

Heating a 'Tiny Home' with Infrared Bulbs?

I'm building a Tiny Home on wheels (18' by 8' with a 13 foot high ceiling and bedroom loft) and am thinking about the lowest impact ways to do heat, water heating, etc. I'm considering going all-electric, with no propane or gas, and using solar panels to charge a battery bank. Do any of you know much about Infrared Bulbs as heating devices? I'm looking at the Philips ones. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Oct 26, 2015 - 16 answers

Police Stops and/or Violent Interactions initiated by Burnt out Bulbs

Is there any research, discussions or statistics that link burnt out car bulbs to police stops, and then to either police shootings or anything related violent interactions between arrestees and police?
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 5, 2015 - 1 answer

Advice on brighter car headlights?

I just replaced my 1995 300zx turbo's burned-out headlights with some cheap factory 9006 bulbs and can barely see anything at night. I don't want to get HIDs but would like to find a headlight that actually illuminates the road and makes driving safer. I've narrowed it down to three options: Philips X-treme Vision, Philips HIR2 9012, or Sylvania SilverStar Ultra (which I may rule out, because apparently they burn out really quickly). Does anyone have any advice on these, or any other suggestions? I do plan to clean out the headlights as well, if there's anything to clean out.
posted by roxie110 on Feb 25, 2015 - 6 answers

Are CFL and LED lights safe for indoors (in flush mounts)?

I am getting conflicting opinions on when you can (and can’t use) CFL and LED lights indoors, especially with a flush mount light fixture. I am more confused now that ever. If someone can offer some insight, it would be great. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Dimmable LED's: what am I doing wrong?

I've installed new LED-compatible dimmer switches. But I still find that the dimmable LED's I've bought don't dim all the way. [more inside]
posted by musofire on Dec 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Please help me figure out what type of bulb fits this lamp!

Someone left a nice heavy lamp in my building's laundry room. Probably because no one (including the local lightbulb store) can figure out what sort of bulbs these fixtures take. I'm lamp-poor at the moment and this would work great in my office. Please help me identify! There are no markings on the base of the lamp. Three images are here: http://imgur.com/a/fw3AX Thank you for saving this from the landfill! [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on May 7, 2014 - 21 answers

Growing daffodils in pots

Someone bought me a small container of daffodils. Now that they are almost done flowering, what do I need to do to ensure that they survive to bloom again next year? [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Apr 14, 2014 - 7 answers

Have ceiling fan, need small CFLs!

Just purchased a ceiling fan that allows for 2 60W lightbulbs with a candelabra base in a closed glass dome. Need something brighter as this will be the only light source in the room. Having trouble finding small CFLs or LEDs with a candelabra base in 18W (equivalent 75W incandescent) or higher that will fit in the dome. Any ideas on where to find these kind of bulbs, or if they even exist? If not, any other ideas on how to keep the fan and to safely add some wattage? [more inside]
posted by steve.wdc on Mar 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Growing tulips from bulbs indoors in winter?

So I ordered some tulip bulbs which I was planning on planting before the ground froze (U.S. zone 5b) but it got backordered and I forgot about it. Then they arrived a month ago and I put them away and forgot about them again. Now they look like this and this. So. I'm wondering if I can or should grow them indoors or put them somewhere cold until next Fall? As you can see they've started to "sprout" and after reading a bit about "forcing" bulbs, I wonder if they've already reached a point where I need to do something with them.
posted by gwint on Jan 14, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me un-SAD my bathroom

I recently moved. The only light in my bathroom is from five of these bulbs (with the smaller bases -- I don't know exactly what they're called) over the medicine cabinet. I'm wondering if there are nice, bright, LED (full spectrum?) SAD-fightin' bulbs, ideally with warm white light, that I could screw in in their place. Any additional brightness would be welcome to help my brain as I get ready for the day and the year gets darker (I have to get up very early for work). Thanks very much!
posted by the brave tetra-pak on Oct 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Which LED light bulbs do I want in my bathroom?

My bathroom has six light bulbs in it and, to my shame, they're incandescents. I'd like to replace them with LEDs so I never have to think about them again. Which LED bulbs are most like your standard 60W incandescents? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 10, 2013 - 17 answers

how to clean glass and powder from the carpet in my apartment?

Fluorescent bulbs explosion -- how to clean glass and powder from the carpet? Broken glass is everywhere. And carpets are everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Oli D. on Nov 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Is this a weed or what?

Weed or flower filter: I was on vacation for a week or so and now there is a bunch of stuff here that I can't identify. HELP! [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jul 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Seed help please!

What are some native seeds / plants to Pennsylvania and Delaware, that would be able to grow in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by CharlieSue on May 31, 2012 - 9 answers

How many grad students does it take to change a lightbulb?

School me on light bulbs! My lamp and overhead light bulbs just died, and I'd like to use the opportunity to rethink the type I'm using. I'm totally ignorant in this area, so I'll give as many details as possible, inside the fold.... [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Oct 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Vintage Flashlight Bulb Hunt

How do I find out what kind of bulb my vintage flashlight requires? [more inside]
posted by dargerpartridge on Aug 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Frosting a clear light bulb?

Is it possible to spray something on clear light bulbs to make them frosty and not make them dangerous? [more inside]
posted by Pennyblack on Nov 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Miata headlight bulbs not burning the midnight oil - why?

Why do the light bulbs on my Miata keep burning out? [more inside]
posted by Capri on Sep 23, 2010 - 18 answers

CFL bulbs and energy usage.

Has the relatively widespread uptake of CFL bulbs actually had any significant effect upon global energy useage?
posted by SueDenim on Jan 22, 2010 - 7 answers


Should we buy CFL or LED bulbs? [more inside]
posted by drstein on Oct 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Where can I purchase AC 110V-35W bulbs?

Where can I purchase 6400k AC 110V-35W bulbs? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Aug 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Coolest burning bulbs?

Help finding the coolest burning bulbs for my bathroom vanity... [more inside]
posted by caveat empress on Aug 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Can I put R40 bulbs in my R30 cans?

Can I put R40 bulbs in my R30 cans? [more inside]
posted by bjrubble on Jun 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Can I plant these bulbs now?

Bulbs filter...Can I plant these or should I stick them in the fridge? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on May 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Broken compact fluorescent bulb

I broke a compact fluorescent light bulb in my bedroom. Rudimentary cleanup, but I'm must go to bed, and my husband's already asleep in there. I saw the scary "leave the room for 15 minutes" mercury warnings on the government cleanup page. Anybody know the science? How bad is this? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Help with Halogens

How do I avoid setting my kitchen on fire with halogen lights? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Feb 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Where did I screw up forcing my tulip bulbs?

I have tried to force some tulip bulbs indoors this winter and have failed miserably, but don't know why. [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Jan 31, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to find energy efficient GU10 bulbs in Canada?

Where can I find GU10 compact fluorescent bulbs in Canada/US? I've found these bulbs overseas at sites like this one but can't find a source for these in Canada/US. I'm located in Winnipeg (central Canada), so any Canadian vendors would be ideal, shipping to Canada from the US would be second best.
posted by gfroese on Feb 9, 2007 - 5 answers

How long do the lcd projector bubls last?

In LCD Projectors, how accurate are manufacturer's claims as to the lamp life? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Identify blown bulb/fuse from Electro Voice speakers

What exactly is this? It is out of an Electro-Voice Eliminator speaker cabinet (1x15 shown here.) [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Mar 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Sproutin' Daffodils

A freakishly warm winter and the daffodils are coming up... [more inside]
posted by Heatwole on Feb 3, 2006 - 5 answers

Pick me a light bulb

I would like to replace my light bulbs but am confused... [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Oct 11, 2005 - 16 answers

Daffodil die-back?

Daffodils - let them die back or dig out the bulbs?
posted by sagwalla on Apr 14, 2005 - 11 answers

How to fix the headlights on my '72 Volvo ASAP?

My headlights are out! [M to the Izzo] [more inside]
posted by nicwolff on Aug 28, 2004 - 10 answers

Fluorescent light problem:

Fluorescent light problem:

I have a fluorescent light fixture in my bathroom using two, different-sized, doughnut-shaped bulbs. Lately it's been taking a long time to turn on (15-30 minutes) after I throw the switch in the morning. If the fixture has been running for a while, this warm-up time seems to go down. Does this sound like a ballast problem (and thus my landlord's problem), or a light-bulb problem (mine)? I'm leaning to ballast because the lights look fine once they start, but I haven't been able to find the same symptoms on the half dozen fluorescent lighting websites I've looked at so far.
posted by cardboard on Jul 16, 2004 - 5 answers

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