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An exciting new development in
lighting. A second duller, bulb
attached in parallel with the main
bulb in a light. will be activated
when a blown primary bulb is detected
(i.e when it no longer draws a
current) and stays lit, cutting power
to the main bulb until the power is
easy changing of
the primary bulb and stops you
cracking your shins on the furniture.
same sort of idea nearly, but only using one bulb [gizmo, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Backup Filament Light Bulb
The idea that appeared as an annotation to 'The Backup Bulb' and 'Blink bulb' distilled as its own idea. [st3f, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||Damn, that's one fine house you
got there. But the asbestos finger
bit is the reason the second bulb
is lower wattage than the first,
and should be offset to to allow
working room on the primary. The
rubber feet should'nt be required
due to the circuit breaker that's
triggered along with the backup
bulb. Obviously the chances of
getting this past any kind of
safety council are pretty minimal...
||And I hope you're not suggesting
that we all put those damn ugly
faux chandelier things in our
living rooms! Some people have
taste you know.
||Baked also insofar as emergency light fittings work like this. (The light fixtures in my house are like [PeterSealy]'s.)
||PeterSealy is missing one key subtlety: in this proposal, the primary light doesn't come back on until the power has been cycled (that is, the light switch has been turned off and then back on). You don't need "asbestos fingers" if the bulb doesn't come on while you're still screwing it in.
||At first read I thought this was to be a second filament in
a single bulb, rather than an entirely separate bulb.
||Added idea 'Backup Filament Light Bulb' as seperate idea. See link.
||this is a damned stupid idea your moron!