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Bayonet Disco Ball

Portable Travolta light system
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[Soundtrack for this idea includes "Staying Alive" by the BeeGees, "Car Wash" by Rose Royce, "I feel love" by Donna Summer]

We all need one : a portable glitter ball to bring a little of that foot-tapping, disco dancing Studio 54 vibe to your living room.

Remove the light bulb from its socket and attach the bayonet disco ball. This new disco-product, uses the light socket to secure power to rotate the glitter ball and to shine a powerful maglite at its shiny mirrors.

Get down funky cats, lemme see your moves.

jonthegeologist, Jul 23 2006

Disk 2, Disco Babe by Natural Born Grooves. http://www.amazon.c...458?v=glance&n=5174
Disk 2, Disco Babe by Natural Born Grooves. [The Acrimonious Obfuscator, Jul 24 2006]

If you lose power, here is a battery operated version. http://www.starmagic.com/3D1A3C28.html
[xandram, Jul 24 2006]

Light Bulb Disco Ball http://www.creativi...iewtopic.php?t=3261
creativitypool posting [st3f, Jul 24 2006]

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       Add this awful/awesome song to the soundtrack, (see link). I used to play this very loudly through my car speakers while in crowded areas for reactions. I hope the sample gives enough of the song.   

       What about a car version for the interior dome light?   

       [Dusts off gold lame flares.]
DrCurry, Jul 24 2006
  

       This would have to be extremely lightweight as the ball and motor would both be suspended by the electric cord and (rather flimsy) bayonet fixing. Perfectly possible though. [+]
wagster, Jul 24 2006
  

       My disco-hater yin is crushed with disappointment that the idea was not, as I imagined, a disco-globe each reflective surface home to a glinting atom-sharp bayonet, the whole globe being designed to drop from the night-club ceiling, probably at the hands-in-the-air sonic calm before the drop, onto the soft heads of the various disco-bitch attendees. My disco-lovin' yang, however, is just giddy with glee at the prospect of kitting every "mother" in my flat with shiny, 4/4 disco-ey goodness.
calum, Jul 24 2006
  

       For those of us provincial Americans who may have missed an earlier idea, a bayonet fitting is the British equivalent of the American screw-in lightbulb socket.   

       The lightrays effect of this idea could be accomplished with LEDs and some miniature motors and lenses. If the goal is to have that big mirrored ball, an inflatable Mylar ball could be made with facets, somehow. If the purpose is to bring back Disco, a military bayonet up the jacksie is a better idea.
baconbrain, Jul 24 2006
  

       //bring back Disco//
Disco never went away, man!
calum, Jul 24 2006
  

       //...little of that foot-tapping, disco dancing Studio 54 vibe to your living room.//
All I got from that A&E special about Studio 54 is that it was a drug den. Is that included as well?
Letsbuildafort, Jul 24 2006
  

       no drugs included, but I can't speak for your house [lbf] ;)   

       [baconbrain] in the UK we have both screw fit and bayonet - naturally, the disco ball comes with both fittings.   

       Fit a discoball to every room in your house, cats.
jonthegeologist, Jul 24 2006
  

       ... and for pulp fiction fans?
po, Jul 24 2006
  

       [po] lovely reference... forgotten that.
jonthegeologist, Jul 24 2006
  

       Darn. I thought this was going to be a "let's all". As in "let's all bayonet disco balls whenever we see them."
BunsenHoneydew, Jul 29 2006
  

       ... you know me better than that
jonthegeologist, Jul 30 2006
  

       i was wondering what the mechanism for bayonet release would be, and what disco had done to deserve it. first time i've heard bayonet used as a light bulb fitting.
tcarson, Jul 30 2006
  

       You've never seen a light bulb before?
Ian Tindale, Jul 30 2006
  

       //in the UK we have both screw fit and bayonet// - We're great at standardisation here, that's why we use both metric and imperial interchangeably.
wagster, Jul 30 2006
  

       of course not [ian]. dem lightbulbs are too damn newfangled fa me! ima sticking wit the bright ball thing uppa in da air for ilumanationism. hurr hurr.   

       no really, bayonet fittings aren't used in the u.s. we just call them light fixtures.
tcarson, Jul 30 2006
  
      
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