Can I use steel wool as a filament for a homemade lightbulb?
I want to use steel wool as a filament for a homemade light bulb. I would like it to just glow, like a soft red or orange. Is there a reason why this wouldn't work? I know tungsten is ideal for a filament but at a lower temperature I can't think of a reason why steel filament shouldn't be alright. I figure I should pass it by the all knowing Internet first though. Oh by the way, the steel wool would be enclosed in a vaccuum or in a container filled with inert gas. I would use this Instructable as a base for my project http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Bottle-Light-Bulb/ . Thanks for your help.