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Christmas Ornaments From Light Bulbs

video Christmas Ornaments From Light Bulbs
Create beautiful Christmas ornaments and decorations with old light bulbs. So you've made the change to fluorescent light bulbs. What should you do with those old energy wasting bulbs? Decorate your tree with it!
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why are you all paying so much attention to none-sense? Christmas tree ornaments out of old light bulbs you say...
o0pol0o5 years ago
i dont get why she has to be half naked.
Why does she have to be half dressed?
how else is she going to get views? come on now. I was trying to enjoy the video but her belly button distracted me to much. :)
legality issues. lol
TOO FUNNY!
Seeing as how most of her other 'ibles are how to make different clothing, she probably made the outfit and is using this instructable to showcase it. i dont see a problem with it.
omnibot o0pol0o5 years ago
Obviously she doesn't have to so I assume she likes to be halfdressed since she often is in her instructables. Personally I find it wrecks her credibility as a builder by playing "sexy stereotype" for the camera. Good project-video though. A fun thing to with the kids for christmas if nothing else.
Kaiven omnibot5 years ago
Wait-- fun for the kids to see her half-naked? Sorry if I read it wrong, but I stayed up till 4 AM gluing carboard pieces together... Now I need to eat lunch and glue some more presision cardboard...............................................................................oops lol my hand died on the period. LOL I think i'll go nap
apender Kaiven3 years ago
Ha. that is tired! Thanks for sharing instead of editting. Causei have also Been there. Keep fighting the good fight!
omnibot Kaiven5 years ago
Of course not, I'll watch it with the kids and explain how Giannyl has selfesteem-issues from living in a suppressive patriarchal socioty that treat women as mens sex-objects. I will also explain that if we look past that we can see how talented she really is. Not that I have any doubt that they'll know this already ;)
Kaiven omnibot5 years ago
He he he, I'm not tired anymore and that made sense :P
I'm assuming you mean as opposed to completely naked.
slaitch o0pol0o3 years ago
I know you won't ever see this, but she's made it clear in a few of her videos that she's in South America. Meaning it's summer when Christmas happens. Meaning it's not weird at all for her to be in light weight clothing.
MROHM o0pol0o3 years ago
She looks very nice!! And yes I watched the whole video
That is the kind of comment that gives geeks/nerds a bad name. If a beautiful girl wants to be half naked, let her and encourage her. I don't want to live in a world where a beautiful woman can't be crafty in sexy clothing.
Right on, if you can't have half naked girls on the internet then were can you have half naked girls.
Hear hear!
Seriously? It is a Christmas outfit! Sorry but the comment just has no relevancy to the project and besides she is no where near "half naked". And you signed up just to say this? (This is your only comment in nearly two years... ) LOL
I like the irony of fur on a bikini. if you think about it, it's a little funny.

but I agree.
does it really matter man, she pulls it off good. defintely sexy
susie o0pol0o5 years ago
agree!
Osquar2 years ago
NICE!!! This is perfect for the dorm where I live! We have lots of lightbulbs that are placed in the recycling bin (that no one other than me empties) and we've just agreed on getting a small christmas tree.
Perfect thing to do over some "lussekatter" (aka saffron buns with raisins), christmas carols and glögg/glogg/mulled wine/glühwein as we decorate the tree!
rblansett3 years ago
Overall one would think the outfit would be fine. Wear what you want and be who you wanna be right?! But...What were most of the comments about? And what is the point of the video. Whether right or wrong its just rather distracting and takes away from the point of the video.
this brings entirely new meaning to a redneck Christmas
Bad Maxx4 years ago
Completely AWESOME idea! I have a bag full of light bulbs I just can't bring myself to throw away (they still work but were replaced with the compact fluorescent bulbs) now I have a wonderful re-use idea for them! And seriously dress anyway you want! Despite some people here seeming to not understand how petty it sounds to whine about how a beautiful person is dressed, most of us rather like to see a talented beautiful person with skills like yours! Keep 'em coming!
I'm probably too late, but before you disable your entire bag of light bulbs, do a search on EMFs, also known as "dirty electricity". Incandescent bulbs do not put out enough EMFs to even register on the meter, but CFLs emit a surprisingly high level known to cause health problems in susceptible individuals, such as skin rashes, migraines, elevated blood sugars in diabetics, and arthritic conditions. (I learned about all this because I've seen it first hand) Also, unlike European CFLs, American CFLs do not have the capacative circuit meant to lower electricity usage, so they actually end up increasing your power usage, not lowering it.
Also, consider the fact that CFLs contain toxic chemicals like mercury, risking exposure to your family members if one is accidentally broken, and they can't just be thrown in the trash like regular bulbs.
If you are still opposed to Incandescent bulbs and want a REAL green option, consider LEDs.
As I believe I replied to you about this before, I'll keep this brief.
This is highly controversial, nearly every appliance, TV Cell Phone, Electric Razor, Hair Dryer etc etc puts out much much more EMF than a CFL. The math on your CFL vs incandescent electric use is complete bunk. I own a Kill a Watt and have tried CFL vs Incandescent, every CFL tested used LESS electricity than advertised! EVERY incandescent bulb I tested used more electricity than advertised! one brand of incandescent was 7.13 watts higher than the 60watts stamped on it! EVERY CFL made in the world has a capacitor circuitry it is the only way they work!!
So I would highly recommend you do some more objective research.
Since I don't see any comments posted by you on this subject or any notes from you in my inbox, I can only reply to what you said here.
As for the capacitor thing, I do admit that I did not do any actual research on that, and I was just repeating what someone else said when I was looking it up, so I guess I should have left that part out. However, there is no refuting the poisonous materials contained inside the CFLs, and the impact of people throwing them away in the regular trash.
Also, yes, other appliances emit EMFs as well, like plasma TVs. That's like saying cigarettes aren't the only things that pollute the air, or cause cancer. The cigarette issue was also controversial. That doesn't make them safe.

As for the more objective research, Dr. Magda Havas PHD has done extensive studies on the dangers of dirty electricity and published many peer reviewed papers on the topic. This isn't new information but it isn't widely known. Countries such as Russia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and others have believed for a long time that microwave and radio frequency radiation could harm you and consequently have more conservative safety guidelines than we here in the US do.
Never mind the dangers of ultraviolet radiation or mercury from the bulbs. CFLs may save on energy bills but they may costing a lot more than that.

There's a good bit of research going on and while you might be a skeptic now, mark my word you will be hearing a lot more about this in the years to come.
BTW, if you couldn't find Dr Havas' research, go to MagdaHavasDOTcom
EMF levels.jpg
First of all EMF is measures in mG or milli-Gauss.
Hertz as shown in your pic is a measurement of cycles per second! When one uses hokey "science" like that diagram it really puts a damper on the anything found on the same website don't you think? I am not in any way disputing the fact mercury is used in these bulbs and is dangerous if not handled properly. EMF may or may not be dangerous enough to warrant the panic some of the people would have you believe. Again I'm trying to put the EMF scare of CFLs in context here. Microwaves, ordinary television (does not need to be a plasma TV) ordinary cordless phones will EMF readings 10 times what that CFL bulb is putting out, a cell phone or Wi Fi connection or Plasma TV and you will see aprox. 100 times the EMF and a hair drier or a portable electric heater and you will see nearly 1000 times the EMF readings. Yes CFLs put out EMF, but when compared to other common household items there is very little reason for the hype.
Dr Havas' research has indeed been peer reviewed some of his peers consider him a crackpot! Some agree with him to an extent but not a single peer seems to completely agree with him. There are Doctors that go even further than Dr. Havas as well.

As I hope by now you understand, my whole point is perspective. Do you know the nasty chemicals released in your home from newly installed carpeting is shown to kill mice in lab tests? That "New Car Smell" is actually plastic, carpeting and vinyl out-gassing toxic chemicals?

The electric clock next to your bed is putting out more EMF than almost any CFL and in most cases it right next to your head! Cell Phones (as seen on TV) which 99% of people use right next to their brain all produce more EMF than CFLs some are even recalled (The LG 150 is the latest, ) for emitting EMF higher than the allowed. As for Russia, Romania etc. you are being mislead The Ministry of Health in Russia set laws limiting EMF from Cellphones at a standard no different than the US allows By the way EMF when we are talking about absorption into tissue is measured in SAR or Specific Absorption Rate.

The US, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany lead the world in EMF studies and again much like is common with these over hyped scare tactics SWEDEN's standard of less than 2.5 mG are met by the bulbs here in the USA! Does that surprise you? Sweden's standards are for now presumed to be accurate and prudent.
Dudeyowuzup3 years ago
This project is great for burned-out light bulbs, but if you are looking to dispose of functional incandescent light bulbs because you've switched to Compact Fluorescents (CFLs), please read on:
Before you disable your entire collection of functional light bulbs, do a search on EMFs, also known as "dirty electricity". Incandescent bulbs do not put out enough EMFs to even register on the meter, but CFLs emit a surprisingly high level known to cause health problems in susceptible individuals, such as skin rashes, migraines, elevated blood sugars in diabetics, and arthritic conditions. (I learned about all this because I've seen it first hand) Also, unlike European CFLs, American CFLs do not have the capacative circuit meant to lower electricity usage, so they actually end up increasing your power usage, not lowering it.
Also, consider the fact that CFLs contain toxic chemicals like mercury, risking exposure to your family members if one is accidentally broken, and they can't just be thrown in the trash like regular bulbs.
If you are still opposed to Incandescent bulbs and want a REAL green option, consider LEDs.
miniclipper3 years ago
Holy mother of santa this is cool, and the ible was awsome finally someone else who is an ecoist!!1
frankvanw14 years ago
This is a great video. Some of you ask: why is she half naked? That is so I will watch the video the whole way through. lol. Oh yeh, what type of glue or adhesive is she using there? Thanks and Merry Christmas!
carlos66ba5 years ago
She's smart, resourceful... and very very cute. What more can one ask? :-)
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I'll pack your angry eyes, just to be safe.
sharkstun975 years ago
that was cool but look when the video was posted
haha I didn't realize it was posted 9 months before Christmas!
noelle_tan5 years ago
is there something we can coat the bulb with to make it less likely to break?
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