Chandeliers made form lightbulbs!link via ivan.veretelnyk.
Does anybody know how they would be connected to each other...?...
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It looks like they've glued small magnets to each bulb.
Pretty neat. Well within the DIY abilities of most people, I would think. Silicone caulk should hold things together pretty securely AND hold up to reasonable amounts of heat, but use a CFL for the actual light source and it shouldn't matter so much.
(However, looks ... obnoxious to clean!)
Casts some nice shadows as well, if you use all clear bulbs:
thats so cool i want one......
I know it's a radical thought, but you could make one... ;-)
Wait... People on a DIY site making things themselves?? Humph.
im to lazy to make anything...and i would probably end up breaking it anyhow.....
Who knows - it might look even better with broken bulbs...
would it look like anything with broken bulbs?...nothing would really be held together....
That's what a hot glue gun is for...
Okay imagine this, the wattage is to large and the middle bulb gets so hot it melts all the hot glue that is connected to it...what do you do then....
Call it art! :-D
Ok fine, so perhaps hot glue isn't the best of ideas... Actually, it looks like the surrounding bulbs are a decent distance away from the center bulb. Just treat it like a lampshade, and fit it around the bulb. Still, maybe an epoxy glue or super glue gel would be safer.
im seriously thinking about making one now...all i have to do i save my light bulbs :)
Try to convince all your neighbors that they should switch to CFL's... and give you their old bulbs. :-)
Oh, damn! I had an idea very much like this. Guess I'm not as original as I once thought! :P
I need to save more bulbs! I want one!
I save old lightbulbs (don't ask why), and this is a great idea!!! I need to go to the store for Epoxy and online for some rare earth magnets...
That would be cool to hang from the ceiling. except more bulbs.
light bulbs are actually quite sturdy (despite the breakage when dropped thing)like an egg, their structure is designed to disperse stress
And you can plug them in any way you want! :-D
or plug all in one time :)
I was just thinking that, and what a wiring mess that would be ! LOL
It would look really cool though - very organic, with all the wires coming off...
Medusa of the electronic age LOL
Cor, I'd be so nervous having one of those hanging up - seriously fragile in a house with children. Pretty, though. (I prefer the pearlescent bulbs best)(I suppose the magnets are to allow you to get at the central bulb to change it when required)
Looks like they've had magnets stuck on with epoxy and then been stuck together.
I wonder if they coated the bulbs in any way to make them less liable to breakage? Remarkably pretty effect.