This is an experiment and there may be flaws but that is all part of the learning process.
I used a Bacardi bottle for the bulb but any glass bottle will do,
This in not a LED instructable. This is a direct response to the death of the incandescent bulb.
I harvested a tungsten filament from a 40 W bulb since I did not have a local source for tungsten wire,
The build is 40 W and I love the glow. I t has been running for a couple of weeks now with no problems. I tested the bulb with a constant run of over 24 hours in the shop'
There is a slight discoloration of the bottle near the filament (the glass turned blue) but the light is bright and constant...
Step 1: Materials
A wiring solution.
Some brass rod and screws
Some wood for a base
The ability to braze
High Temp Silicone
a vacuum pump
And some imagination
other materials will be required as presented.
Step 2: The bottle
I used a tile bit for a Roto-Zip tool.
This creates 2 holes that are equally spaced.
I used a small section of black PVC plumbing pipe in a vise for a holding tool for the bottle.
Step 3: Harvest the filament.
Wrap the bulb with a paper towel and gently tap with a hammer. Increase the force until the bulb breaks. If the filament breaks, begin again.
Trim all the connection points until the filament is free and supported by 2 sections of bulb wire.