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Lightbulb ID

I'm trying to find a replacement for a lightbulb in my bedroom. Pictures 1, 2. Couldn't get a great photo of the text. I don't see anything indicating wattage. The other side of the bulb is stamped that it is made in China. Can anyone provide the search string I need to replace this? Thanks!
posted by prunes on Jul 30, 2016 - 5 answers

Can I throw CFL lightbulbs in the garbage?

When a compact florescent lightbulb dies, what is the right way to throw it away? [more inside]
posted by ewok_academy on Apr 7, 2015 - 9 answers

Range hood lights keep burning out.

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?
posted by penguinicity on Feb 6, 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

What causes vibrating filaments in Edison bulbs?

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]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Oct 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Aziz! Light bulbs!

Why do these light bulbs keep dying? [more inside]
posted by purple_bird on Sep 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Best (cheapest) place to buy PAR30 and PAR20 LED bulbs?

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]
posted by jeffamaphone on Mar 17, 2014 - 10 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

Finding a pendant lamp that won't break my bank

Where can I find an affordable, attractive, globe-ish pendant lamp? Like this one, but under a gazillion dollars. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Nov 29, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I make a lamp brighter?

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]
posted by deern the headlice on Oct 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Why is this lightbulb flickering?

Why is this lightbulb flickering? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 5, 2011 - 13 answers

That bright light hurts my eyes!

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?
posted by Sweetmag on Aug 12, 2011 - 32 answers

Do contractor light bulbs last longer?

Why do the light bulbs my builder installed last so much longer than the ones I replace them with? [more inside]
posted by magicbus on Feb 25, 2011 - 9 answers

I don't think light bulbs compress that way...

How do I replace this recessed light bulb? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Dec 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Know some good lamps?

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]
posted by fantodstic on Aug 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Energy saving light bulbs won't work!

Why don't energy saving light bulbs work in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Jun 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Bulbs burn out

Why do my lightbulbs burn out so fast?! [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Mar 29, 2010 - 15 answers

I'm tired of looking like a zombie in my house!

Do you have any LED lightbulb recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Zoyashka on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for a piece of art

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]
posted by doobiedoo on Mar 5, 2009 - 5 answers

My car's headlights have a problem!

What is going on with the headlights in my Dodge Neon? [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Feb 6, 2009 - 8 answers

CFL - Cold, fugly luminescence

Are there some specific CFL models that will light just like my old soft incandescent light bulbs? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Sep 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Compact Florescent Lifespan

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]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jul 10, 2008 - 9 answers

A dim question.

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?
posted by eschatfische on Feb 27, 2008 - 8 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

The lightbulb in my head won't light up... because of my other lightbulb.

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]
posted by Xere on Apr 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Will energy saving light bulbs burn my house down?

What is normal when a compact flourescent bulb burns out? [more inside]
posted by Shoeburyness on Mar 27, 2007 - 19 answers

Ideas for finding this specific lightbulb?

Where to find silver bowl lightbulbs in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Dec 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Why do the lightbulbs in my office burn out all the time?

Why would the lightbulbs burn out much more frequently in one room of my house? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Feb 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Safe Paint for Artsy Light Bulbs?

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]
posted by Dreama on Feb 7, 2006 - 3 answers

Will I burn down my apartment?

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?
posted by incessant on May 26, 2005 - 16 answers

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