Instructables

"TRIBUTE" The END of Incandescent Globe

Picture of
1.JPG
2.JPG
3.JPG
4.JPG
5.JPG
6.JPG
7.JPG
8.JPG
9.JPG
10.JPG
11.JPG
12.JPG
13.JPG
14.JPG
15.JPG
16.JPG
17.JPG
18.JPG
19.JPG
The 'ible is to recognise the many years of inefficient yet functional light which they have produced for us.

Many nights I have spent crammed under an old car trying to find a problem.
My only warmth is the cozy glow of my 60w incandescent lead light.

I developed quite a friendship in those gloomy hours.
If I moved an inch, my world be delved into darkness.
My friend was never far behind, his flank a blinding glance of glowing rays.
The darkness is not, while you are by my side my friend.

With friendships they have their woes.
The hissing kiss of the cage to face, the sting, the burn.
The forgetting I'm under a car and throwing my head up and connecting it with the chassis.
The recoil from the impact and the reflex to redraw.
The impact with the concrete.
The lesson had been learnt. I will not do this again my friend.

I have spent many years with you my friend. Your elegant glow of electrons across you beautiful filament. Your yellow rays so subtle yet so captivating.

My friend it is time for you to go.
Better things lie ahead, but you will not be forgotten.
Your warmth, your friendship, they will not know what we had, what we could have been.

This is a simple project you too can re-create at home to symbolise the death of the Incandescent.

It is oddly symbolic that the newer more efficient LeD is running the whole affair.

I chose to use a fluctuating orange LeD to represent the idea of a Incandescent flickering right before it goes out.

You will need:

~ 1 x Incandescent light globe.

Slightly used but loved . Frosted or not, it just personal preference yet frosted will hide your LeD and wiring giving a more natural appearance. Here mine is frosted.

~ 1 x LeD

Any color will do. Obviously an orange LeD will give a more realistic look to it. A white LeD may give a crisp appealing look to the globe.

~ 1 x 3V coin battery cell

Other combinations of batteries will also work.

~ 2 x Wires pieces

About 5 cm each.

~ 1 x Tape

Electrical tape is preferred.

STEP 1

Use gloves and protective eye wear.

Remove insides as per the multiple 'Ible's posted at the moment....
Tap, tap, tap, crunch, crunch, crunch, tip out small bits....

STEP 2

Join your LeD in a suitable fashion to take on the general shape to position it mid globe.

Insert coin battery/LeD unit inside globe.

STEP 3

Re-crimp bottom flange over coin battery.

There you go, your very own energy efficient tribute to an un-efficient lighting source...

In tribute to my friend the Incandescent.
1800(Platinum Filament Sir Humphrey davy) -2008

codongolev5 years ago
cf bulbs, you can never replace the warm, soft glow of a 60 watt incandescent bulb..... but you look much cooler.
Aye, I don't know anyone that uses cfs to replace the light in those hanging lamps for working on the car. That said, it is cold where I live, so the energy to heat expenditure is actually a positive thing. Plus, cfs don't seem to do very well below freezing. Incandescent bulbs are definitely less efficient, but they are less effected by the weather then cfs, and provide much more heat then either cfs or leds. If the heat is something you want from the lamp, incandescents are still the way to go. (unless they have come up with something better that is more energy efficient that I don't know about) That said, cool idea none the less.
We did, 'cause we wanted one that would give off as much light as a 100W incandescent, but, the maximum wattage for the "trouble light" was only 60W, hence why we chose the CF at home...and on those sub-freezing days, it's not much of a waste to turn it on a couple minutes before we use it, compared to the waste from using an incandescent...
CFs look cooler, and the light doesn't look as warm as incandescent, but they produce a higher temperature light spectrum.
Lftndbt (author)  shooby5 years ago
Yup Cool white, Warm white and Natural.
I have a bulb that gives off a sort of blue tinged light. it's kewl.
Lftndbt (author)  codongolev5 years ago
Natural, above 4500k. Starts going blueish.... apparently the closet to natural light, claim the manufactures. I'm a fan of the warm whites, the ornage hue gives more of a "natural" light for me.
well, it doesn't look very natural to me, because I don't think the sun gives off much blue light, and if it does it's absorbed by the atmosphere.
codongolev5 years ago
and a pretty sweet idea, too.
Lftndbt (author)  codongolev5 years ago
Thankyou. I like how easy it is to get a ncie effect.
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!