Is there a practical way to keep someone from f-cking with my car? [more inside]
I'm looking for major theatrical plays, set no later than 1950, that feature a lamp, flashlight, or other luminous prop as important to the story. If possible, please summarize the prop's usage including where in the story the prop is used. Thanks in advance!
Can I use a CFL or LED bulb in an outside flood light type fixture that is hooked up to an in-wall Intermatic timer?
Can I use a CFL or LED bulb in an outside flood light type fixture that is hooked up to an in-wall Intermatic timer? I was told no but I would like to confirm. If that is the case, I'd love a short explanation in plain English. I tried Googling but I'm still confused. [more inside]
How can I dim these lights? [more inside]
I've lost power in my bathroom (and adjacent room) and it will be a week before it gets fixed. What's a good battery-powered lantern I could use while I shower? [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a "light box" to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder. I'd love some recommendations on a good quality unit. Suggestions from those who have tried and tested would be much appreciated!
Looking for a LED light that gives an equivalent brightness and spectrum as a 40W incandescent. Can you help me? [more inside]
What can I use to trigger a strobe light or a flash that is small, handheld, wireless, and not too expensive? [more inside]
Please give me your night light recommendations. [more inside]
Please help me understand this bizarre home electrical-wiring problem, and how to fix it. I've got a mid-50s house. I wanted to put an outlet into the second bathroom, which has none, and it looked like the easiest way to do that would be to replace a wall switch with a combination switch/outlet (specifically, this one). [more inside]
I always hear that the traditionally heavy US diet ( or any " traditional" cuisine, really ) was developed for people working long hard hours of manual labor, farm work, etc., so what did the people who had sedentary, less active jobs eat? What were the historical diets of people who didn't haul lumber through the woods or dig ditches, but recorded numbers or did accounting or translated documents?
My fridge is hot, not just not cold but actually hot. Can I fix this or am I shopping for a new fridge? [more inside]
Summer SAD-- this constant light is killing me. Anyone have any ideas for getting through the next couple of months? Blizzard ahead-- you might want to put some chains on your tires before proceeding. [more inside]
What is the smallest, lightest mosquito tent available in Australia (or to be shipped to Australia within three weeks for a non-ridiculous price)? [more inside]
Fringe S04E22; William Bell's (Leonard Nimoy) jacket. Recommend anything similar that is purchasable online? [more inside]
Did a plane have me in its headlights? [more inside]
Is the speed of light constant on the timescale of the universe? [more inside]
Are there types of laser light, color or wavelength, whole beam can be seen in daylight conditions with a special eyeglass filter? [more inside]
Please help me find a better reading lamp. [more inside]
If an alien located on a planet 100 light years from here was to switch on a big, multi-frequency radio receiver, and record all the noises coming from outer space for the next hundred years, on all frequencies, how many soap operas, advertisements and new broadcasts would they pick up from Earth? Would a mass-market radio, similar to our Earthly equivalents, pick up anything? Over time, as the number of Earth transmissions increases exponentially, would the alien pick up a cacophony or a damp fizzle? [more inside]
Creative Mefites, please help me name some fairies with light-themed names. [more inside]
Help me find a hallway table lamp that requires no electricity [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a reading light for an e-reader. [more inside]
Whats a good way to get hard, directional, intense lighting indoors? Preferably for not too much money. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a book or website to help me in making a small led light? [more inside]
I've been invited to a Solstice party. The invitation says, "Please come with a symbol of light, wrapped to give away, and something to read about light, original or found." Nothing is popping into my head except a candle... and I already know someone bringing a candle. Ideas? Ideas for readings? I could do a Google search for either thing, but I'd be overwhelmed with results, I think. (And maybe there is a way to wrap the gift that goes along with the theme?)
Help me MeFites! Help me find the books that will allow me to space out during the holidays. I'm looking for some engrossing, non-taxing, but not stupid, novels to read that will take me away from my ordinary modern life and its attendant pressures. Can you help? [more inside]
Assuming it wasn't a UFO, what was the weird light shining in my window last night? [more inside]
How can I brighten up the recessed "can" lights in my kitchen? [more inside]
I've got an idea to fix the crappy automatic brightness sensor on my Android phone. Will it work / screw anything up? [more inside]
What kind of knob will thread on to this lamp control? [more inside]
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]
My cousin long ago found some coal along the tracks and tried to light it in the wood stove. It wouldn't light but now it makes me wonder how you can take a piece of coal or a pile of coal and light it? Maybe I could make a small outdoor oven to bake bread with coal. Any ideas?
What's the PC equivalent of a Macbook Air? I'm looking for a light and powerful computer. [more inside]
Give me your best machine-washable sound-dampening technologies. Curtains, mostly. [more inside]
What is the best handheld LED UV blacklight/flashlight/torch for pet stain detection? [more inside]
I want to drive 20ish LEDs, should I run them as series or parallel and why ? [more inside]
I've never had a garden before. I recently bought a house in Canberra with a small established garden, mainly native Australian plants. It has a drip watering system. There isn't a lot of room, but there are a few things I have always wanted to grow, and I've got no idea whether it is possible to fit them in somehow, or where I should put them. I know I can't do anything until just before spring, but I want to start planning now. [more inside]
Recommend versions of my favorite foods, or alternatives to them, that are healthful, low-calorie, and nonetheless tasty. [more inside]
I'm traveling to southern California soon and am wondering where I can see some work of artist Robert Irwin. [more inside]
What machine produces this type of light? [more inside]
How to calculate the cost of LED lighting. Or... renting my apartment, LED lights, energy conservation and fiscal sense. Please help me! [more inside]
How in the hell did the gorgeous cover for ELO's Out of the Blue get designed, created and printed? HOW!?
How in the hell did the gorgeous cover for ELO's Out of the Blue get designed, created and printed? HOW!? [more inside]
What do you do with a screw that turns freely and won't unscrew? I'm trying to replace the brake light bulb on my Audi A4, but the screw that holds the brake light assembly in place turns and turns without unscrewing. I assume that the corresponding nut is loose, or that whatever it seats into is broken, but I'm stumped.
Sound and light board with 4-5 smooth objects - which objects are on the board and where changes the sounds and lights, including light from some of the objects ... what is this thing and where can I get one? [more inside]
What sort of paint should I use to decorate white fabric pendant lightshades? [more inside]
I want to convert a wall switch into a door switch (for a wardrobe light). Is this easily feasible? [more inside]
I've been looking around at lighting options for my bedroom, and my geeky self decided that custom LED strip lighting would be awesome. Then I read previous AskMe's and want to make sure I can do this without burning down my house! Questions and a search for the easy way inside! [more inside]
I just ran a red light in Brooklyn and was pulled over by police. I was given a ticket and the officer urged me to plead not guilty and to attend the scheduled court date and pay the citation otherwise I'd be hit with 6 points to my license. Why did the officer recommend pleading not guilty? And what should I expect in a Brookly TVB court? [more inside]