When a compact florescent lightbulb dies, what is the right way to throw it away? [more inside]
Our range hood has become death, destroyer of light bulbs. We're having to change bulbs about once a month, even after switching from normal to "oven"-type. We never use the hood fan, either. Any ideas on what might be causing this, and a possible simple fix short of asking our landlord to replace the hood?
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]
A bar I visited the other day had old-school Edison bulbs hanging from the ceiling, and I noticed that in several of them, the filament was vibrating. And by vibrating I mean vibrating big time — swinging back and forth a full inch or so inside the bulb multiple times a second. The bartender didn't seem to know what caused it, but seemed to think it wasn't uncommon. Any idea? [more inside]
Why do these light bulbs keep dying? [more inside]
I'm remodeling the house and have converted everything to can lights. I have to go buy about 36 PAR30 bulbs and about 12 PAR20 bulbs. Where can I get the best deal? Difficulty: NO EBAY. [more inside]
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]
Where can I find an affordable, attractive, globe-ish pendant lamp? Like this one, but under a gazillion dollars. [more inside]
I bought a great looking lamp for my nightstand. But the max (60 watts) isn't nearly bright enough. What are my options? [more inside]
Why is this lightbulb flickering? [more inside]
My aunt is really into the teaparty and has this whole notion that they are banning our old light bulbs. I've looked this up and find conflicting stories. Yes they are and no they're not...does any one know if they are really doing away with our old bulbs completely?
Why do the light bulbs my builder installed last so much longer than the ones I replace them with? [more inside]
How do I replace this recessed light bulb? [more inside]
I am an artist. I broke an old lamp that I used as my main light when drawing and coloring. Can you please suggest some cool lamps you know? [more inside]
Why don't energy saving light bulbs work in my apartment? [more inside]
Why do my lightbulbs burn out so fast?! [more inside]
Do you have any LED lightbulb recommendations? [more inside]
Hi I'm trying to find a piece of art - a series of lights attached to wooden arms whose tips trace some sort of toroidal geometry. At high speeds the armature disappears and the lights form volumes as luminous wireframes, like synchronised mechanical sparklers. [more inside]
What is going on with the headlights in my Dodge Neon? [more inside]
Are there some specific CFL models that will light just like my old soft incandescent light bulbs? [more inside]
My family's been wanting to upgrade to compact florescent for years, but we've always found they burn out quickly thanks to our flaky power surges. Would dimmable bulbs be helpful, or is there some sort of inexpensive power conditioning that can be added to light sockets? [more inside]
Let's say there are two identical light fixtures, on two identical dimmer switches. One fixture has two 15W dimmer-compatible compact fluorescent lights, the other has two standard 60W incandescent bulbs. The dimmer switches are turned just beyond the "off" position to the "dimmest" position (identical on both dimmers). What will the difference in power utilization be between the two fixtures?
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]
College student looking for a really good studying/reading lamp. Preferably of the nice, bright "white" light variety rather than the eye-straining, weak "yellow" light. Any suggestions? [more inside]
What is normal when a compact flourescent bulb burns out? [more inside]
Why would the lightbulbs burn out much more frequently in one room of my house? [more inside]
What would be a safe paint to use on a (regular old general use incandescent) light bulb that will actually be used in a lamp? [more inside]
I just replaced a burned out bulb in my overhead kitchen fixture. The bulb that burned out was a 60 watter. I only had a 100 watter on hand. I know I'm hastening fossil fuel depletion, but am I also causing a fire risk? What about ignoring the wattage recomendations in favor of higher watts in table lamps?