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Let There Be Light Bulbs

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Years ago someone wrote a story about some boys who became heroes by foiling the burglars who were attempting to rob the store they were minding. It seems that while they were putting things away in the storage room the boys accidentally discovered that light bulbs when dropped from a tall ladder make a sound remarkably similar to that of gunshots. The would-be thieves hearing a series of these explosions thought they were surrounded and fled the scene.

Gardeners who live in warm climates occasionally find themselves facing a cold snap in the weather. When that happens those gardeners might be seen arranging Christmas tree lights on their citrus trees and around flower beds. The bulbs of choice for this task are the old fashioned incandescent ones that produce a lot of heat and that most people have long since discarded in favor of the new cool burning LED lights.

School children love light bulbs because they make great maracas. An old bulb is covered with strips of paper mache and then allowed to dry. The bulb is broken by striking it on a hard surface. The maraca then makes a cool rattling sound and can be painted in bright colors.

Even people who have never darned socks before can learn this money saving skill. When money is tight there is no sense in throwing away good socks just because they have a hole in the heel. Anybody can learn to darn socks from watching demonstrations by old ladies in YouTube videos.

Of course if you have never darned a sock before you are not likely to own a wooden darning egg. You need something with a rounded surface to hold the sock in place while you work. Well, guess what you can use as a substitute. A light bulb is just the right size and shape.

Probably the most amazing thing about light bulbs is that they produce light. The average citizen no longer needs to use a whale oil lamp or a candle to read by. Light bulbs make darning your socks much easier than if you had to do it in the dark or by the flickering light of the fireplace.

You can get soft white bulbs that are easy on your eyes. You can get full spectrum bulbs that duplicate day light. You can get ornamental bulbs for your chandelier that look like little candle flames. There are energy-saving bulbs that are kind of curly looking. They are still called bulbs even though they aren’t bulb shaped. You can get bulbs that burn for an extra long time so that you don’t have to climb up into awkward places and change them all the time. Of course those don’t burn as long as the one that has been burning for 109 years in Fire Station Number 6 in Livermore California but they’re still very useful.

They provide the same quality of light as their energy-guzzling counterparts and sometimes even better. Not all bulbs will work for this. Light Bulbs They may be a bit more costly than the traditional style, but as far as savings, they make up for the price.

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