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My air conditioner causes my room to have brown-outs. Can I fix this?

When my window-unit air conditioner revs its motor, my overhead light dims... then seriously brightens up when the AC slows down. It's annoying. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by SuperNova on Aug 19, 2009 - 13 answers

In the dark about my light bulbs

Why do the glass parts of my light bulbs keep separating from the metal? [more inside]
posted by emumimic on Jun 2, 2009 - 7 answers

I want to turn you on!

Why won't CFLs work in my fixture? [more inside]
posted by Shebear on Feb 1, 2008 - 9 answers

What is up with my lamp?

I have a table lamp that takes a three-way bulb. The lamp does not have a standard switch; rather, you adjust the intensity of the light and turn the lamp on or off by tapping the metal base one, two, or three times. Recently the lamp's bulb burned out and I replaced it with the same kind of three-way bulb that was in there before. But now tapping the base produces no effect - the lamp stays on its brightest setting and can only be turned on and off by plugging it in or unplugging it. What happened, and can it be fixed? I've only had this lamp for about six months, and it wasn't cheap. I've tried various different bulbs, but nothing seems to work.
posted by zembla3 on Jun 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Turn an antique bottle into an incandescent bulb!

Craftiwork Filter: Help me turn an antique bottle into a light bulb/fixture. The incandescent sort. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on May 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do my light bulbs hate me?

Why do my light bulbs keep burning out? [more inside]
posted by PEAK OIL on Mar 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Do burnt out lightbulbs use any electricity?

Does an incandescent lightbulb continue to use electricity after it's burnt out? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon on Feb 10, 2007 - 13 answers

I just don't want to shower in the dark.

Homerepairfilter: a light bulb blows out. The glass and metal part separate. How do I get the metal part out so I can replace the bulb? [more inside]
posted by Famous on Jun 6, 2006 - 21 answers

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