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New use for light bulbs

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Here is a neat project I found on instructables. It's a standard oil lamp, made out of a burned-out lightbulb! They're pretty easy to make, too. The hardest thing is getting the base of the bulb off without shattering the rest. I found that if you use a small, thin blade to pry the edge of the metal up, you will usually put enough stress on the very base to break it, and it comes off fairly clean. After a little filing on the glass,  and some desoldering to get the hole in the lid, you can run any cotton strand (I used an old candle wick) through it, and the flame will burn! Alternatively, you may not want to use lamp oil, and can substitute any used cooking oil you may have. They both burn the same, but the cooking oil may take a little longer to light. For help assembling one of these, PM me, or visit Instructables to find out! I will offer real-time instructions, and can offer advice if you have any questions. Enjoy this unique lamp!

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light 2,651, flame 811, recycle 8, oil lamp 5
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Published: 7 years ago
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Nightfox7
7 years ago
That's pretty neat :3
phyrexfirestorm
7 years ago
Thanks!
Pentanthin
7 years ago
That is a really neat idea, thanks for sharing this one.
phyrexfirestorm
7 years ago
You are mostwelcome. It's still burning, too. Has been ever since I lit it. Over the near 3 hours, i has only used a quarter inch of fuel, too. Seems pretty efficient for such a crude lamp, lol. Feel free to build one of your own!
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