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How can I make a lightbulb? Answered

How can I make a lightbulb?

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aelias36

7 years ago

Mmm... YouTube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q7mCiCUw2s

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Re-design

7 years ago

Blow a glass bulg.

Insert a tungsten filament and lead wires.

Vacuum out the air or fill with argon etc.

Seal the bottom and "light it up".

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BurfRe-design

Answer 7 years ago

"Blow a glass bulg."

You sound angry. lol :)

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Re-designBurf

Answer 7 years ago

No, not at all. I just didn't check my typing very well.

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kelseymhRe-design

Answer 7 years ago

Better to fill with argon at some non-trivial pressure. Under vacuum, the filament is more likely to sublimate.

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CameronSSkelseymh

Answer 7 years ago

Or helium, I like his reasoning.
http://www.periodictable.com/PopSci/2005/12/1/index.html

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Re-designRe-design

Answer 7 years ago

You could do this using a lab beaker, rubber stopper etc.

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rickharris

7 years ago

Do you just want to experiment, need a special light bulb or imagine you can save a load by making your own.

Youtube has several videos of how they are made.