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Flickering light bulb? Answered

Recently saw one of those light bulbs that flickers and look liks a flame and began to wonder, does anyone know how those work and what  it is that makes them flicker?

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Re-designBest Answer (author)2010-02-05

It's a neon light.  It just barely lights and the shape of the contacts cause it to light in a random fashion simulating a candle or gas light.

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