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Light Bulb Changing Vacuum Cleaner Kit

use your vacuum cleaner to change lightbulbs
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Light Bulb Changing Vacuum Cleaner Kit is a set of extras that enables you to use your vacuum cleaner to change lightbulbs.

The main piece of apartatus is a universal nozzle that adjusts to fit on the end of all vacuum hoses. Extending from this is a telescopic rod at the end of which are the simple controls that operate the actual device.

The device itself consists of a motorised slieve that can be rotated in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. A selection of rubberised cups, that are fitted as required to the end of the slieve, completes the set.

To change a lightbulb, you must first select the correct cup size and type appropriate to the characteristics of the faulty bulb.

The next step is to attach the motorised sleive and cup to the end of your vacuum cleaner hose then use the telescopic arm to reach up to the bulb and press the cup firmly against it. The suction of the vacuum cleaner ensures that it stays in place as the motor slieve rotates it until it's safely released.

Replacing the bulb with a new one is a simple reversal of the entire process.

xenzag, Mar 15 2020


       Simple, efficient, foolproof, fulfils a real demand. [+]
pocmloc, Mar 15 2020

       how do you hold the electric cord from the ceiling steady?
po, Mar 15 2020

       A special cord holding nozzle attached to a second vacuum cleaner?
pocmloc, Mar 15 2020

       The potato is still needed.
wjt, Mar 15 2020

       //how do you hold the electric cord from the ceiling steady?// Slieve cable runs along length of vacuum hose. It needs mains power as batteries would make it too heavy.
xenzag, Mar 15 2020

       My device is motorised; provides the suction needed to prevent the bulb from falling; AND it fits unto your existing vacuum cleaner. It's clearly a far superior apparatus. You can stick with that ugly gripper, but if you want the much better, halfbaked solution, then the Light Bulb Changing Vacuum Cleaner Kit is now available.
xenzag, Mar 15 2020

       What if the lighting source is incandescent gas mantles ?   

       "How many vacuum cleaners does it take to change a light bulb ?" ... is this some kind of joke ?
8th of 7, Mar 15 2020

       This is awesome. Now I can get rid of my deadbeat husband. That's really all he's ever been very good at since he is 6'3.
blissmiss, Mar 15 2020

       Yes, sadly it's the lack of the Trek capability that's doomed the fellow. Replaced by a soulless piece of electrical equipment ... we approve.
8th of 7, Mar 15 2020

       Yes, he can handle the noodles just fine. But only when he's awake and not lazing around watching Dr. Who. Which is never. (Forgot about the Vulcan thing, hahaha).   

       Sorry xen, please all return to the idea of the sucking bulb changer. (Gross).
blissmiss, Mar 15 2020

       Can't the light bulb just Regenerate ?
8th of 7, Mar 15 2020

       Nice try, [CH]. That's a seriously deep pit you've dug for us, and those spikes look very sharp, but the covering isn't quite good enough to fool us into stepping onto it.   

       However, we are sure that some other unwary halfbaker will bumble along soon. We'll just set up our motion-detection cameras here, if that's OK ?
8th of 7, Mar 15 2020

       What will you do when she finds out where you hide the hammer, though ?
8th of 7, Mar 15 2020

       I think that there is a lot more potential in this idea. There could be a huge array of different attachments that fit on the end of a vacuum cleaner, for doing all kinds of useful tasks around the house.   

       For example, a special fork-ended attachment for lifting and moving shoes or slippers. A kind of bypass pot with a lifting and depositing nozzle for taking dried pet food from its container and putting it into the feeding receptacle. A vibrating holder for your toothbrush. etc. etc.
pocmloc, Mar 16 2020

       Why not redefine a basic, low-tech multipurpose domestic device capable of performing a limited number of simple tasks so that includes "vacuum cleaner" in its repertoire ?   

       You could call it a "woman" ...   

       <Drops, rolls behind sandbags/>   

       // Quieter activities (often requiring edged weapons), I leave to her. //   

       We consider that may prove to be a serious mistake in the long term, particularly the part involving edged weapons. Then again, if it's very serious, you may never be personally aware of it; only the investigating officers, the pathologist and the coroner will know the horrible details.   

       It's the crime scene clean-up team that get the worst of it - but at least they're well paid.
8th of 7, Mar 16 2020

       Brilliant! Although motorized isn't necessary, simply put a selectable ratchet on it.
bs0u0155, Mar 16 2020


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