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Chandelier Made from Lightbulbs Answered

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kaseyraex3
kaseyraex3

13 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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

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westfw
westfw

13 years ago

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
Patrik

13 years ago

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

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kaseyraex3
kaseyraex3

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Doctor What
Doctor What

Reply 13 years ago

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

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kaseyraex3
kaseyraex3

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

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

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kaseyraex3
kaseyraex3

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

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

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kaseyraex3
kaseyraex3

Reply 13 years ago

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
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

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
kaseyraex3

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

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

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

13 years ago

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
LinuxH4x0r

13 years ago

I need to save more bulbs! I want one!

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Doctor What
Doctor What

13 years ago

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
ry25920

13 years ago

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

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Israfel
Israfel

13 years ago

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
Patrik

13 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Medusa of the electronic age LOL

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

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
fungus amungus

13 years ago

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

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rachel
rachel

13 years ago

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