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01/03/2013 10:35 am ET

Light Bulb DIY Projects: Ideas For Reusing Burned-Out Incandescents

From Networx's Sayward Rebhal:

I’m slowly making the switch over to energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps (which last, I think, roughly 800 years), replacing each old incandescent bulb as it expires. Every time I remove an old bulb – the standard-sized ones in my overhead light fixtures, the big round globes that frame my bathroom mirror, the flat-faced extra-bright work lights, and on – I stuff them into the back of my closet. I can’t throw them away. I just know I’ll want them back some day!

Light bulbs are really pretty; iconic and curvaceous and aesthetically pleasing, I think. I knew I wanted to do some sort of project with my old burned-out bulbs, and so recently I went looking for inspiration. Here’s all the cool stuff I found.

Got any other fun ideas for using old light bulbs? Please share in the comments below!

List and captions courtesy of Networx

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