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Chandelier Made from Lightbulbs Answered

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kaseyraex3 (author)2008-01-24

Does anybody know how they would be connected to each other...?...

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Kiteman (author)kaseyraex32008-01-25

It looks like they've glued small magnets to each bulb.

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westfw (author)2008-01-25

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!)

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Patrik (author)2008-01-24

Casts some nice shadows as well, if you use all clear bulbs:

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kaseyraex3 (author)Patrik2008-01-24

thats so cool i want one......

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Patrik (author)kaseyraex32008-01-24

I know it's a radical thought, but you could make one... ;-)

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Doctor What (author)Patrik2008-01-24

Wait... People on a DIY site making things themselves?? Humph.

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kaseyraex3 (author)Doctor What2008-01-24

im to lazy to make anything...and i would probably end up breaking it anyhow.....

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Patrik (author)kaseyraex32008-01-24

Who knows - it might look even better with broken bulbs...

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kaseyraex3 (author)Patrik2008-01-24

would it look like anything with broken bulbs?...nothing would really be held together....

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Patrik (author)kaseyraex32008-01-24

That's what a hot glue gun is for...

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kaseyraex3 (author)Patrik2008-01-24

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....

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Patrik (author)kaseyraex32008-01-25

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.

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kaseyraex3 (author)Patrik2008-01-25

im seriously thinking about making one now...all i have to do i save my light bulbs :)

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Patrik (author)kaseyraex32008-01-25

Try to convince all your neighbors that they should switch to CFL's... and give you their old bulbs. :-)

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jessyratfink (author)2008-01-24

Oh, damn! I had an idea very much like this. Guess I'm not as original as I once thought! :P

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-01-24

I need to save more bulbs! I want one!

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Doctor What (author)2008-01-24

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...

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ry25920 (author)2008-01-24

That would be cool to hang from the ceiling. except more bulbs.

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Israfel (author)2008-01-24

light bulbs are actually quite sturdy (despite the breakage when dropped thing)like an egg, their structure is designed to disperse stress

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Patrik (author)2008-01-24

And you can plug them in any way you want! :-D

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ivan.veretelnyk (author)Patrik2008-01-24

or plug all in one time :)

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Goodhart (author)ivan.veretelnyk2008-01-24

I was just thinking that, and what a wiring mess that would be ! LOL

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Patrik (author)Goodhart2008-01-24

It would look really cool though - very organic, with all the wires coming off...

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Goodhart (author)Patrik2008-01-24

Medusa of the electronic age LOL

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Kiteman (author)2008-01-24

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)

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fungus amungus (author)2008-01-24

Looks like they've had magnets stuck on with epoxy and then been stuck together.

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rachel (author)2008-01-24

I wonder if they coated the bulbs in any way to make them less liable to breakage? Remarkably pretty effect.

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