How many forum members does it take to change a lightbulb?

Steven

Senior Moderator
I saw this eleswhere..anyway here it is...Mod, delete if old

How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" .. another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
LFC_SL said:
13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"
This one is funniest. See it in most threads.

Great post :thumbsup:
 

Razor

Distinguished Member
LMFAO :rotfl:
 

stu mcc

Active Member
you missed the one to post that it's cheaper to import lightbulbs from Germany - very funny post though.

Stu.
 

Rambles

Distinguished Member
Genius, never seen it before - LMAO, thanks.... :D
 
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mjn

Distinguished Member
Did you know, they can make lightbulbs that never run out......
 

pragmatic

Well-known Member
LFC_SL said:
I saw this eleswhere..anyway here it is...Mod, delete if old

How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" .. another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
Yep I agree with all above, is funny :cool:
 

Gary D

Well-known Member
LFC_SL said:
I saw this eleswhere..anyway here it is...Mod, delete if old

How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" .. another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

3 to post about links they found from the URL's that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
shadowritten said:
Utter genius!

It's this place, no?
mylo said:
brilliant :thumbsup:
chedmaster said:
:rotfl: can you point me to this lightbulb forum please!
shahedz said:
:thumbsup: hilarious :rotfl:
GregHook said:
This one is funniest. See it in most threads.

Great post :thumbsup:
eviljohn2 said:
This was hilarious the other 2 times it's been posted here. Thanks for bringing it up again. :clap: :rotfl:
Razor said:
stu mcc said:
you missed the one to post that it's cheaper to import lightbulbs from Germany - very funny post though.

Stu.
lisag said:
Genius, never seen it before - LMAO, thanks.... :D

lisa
mjn said:
Did you know, they can make lightbulbs that never run out......
gazbarber said:
Yep I agree with all above, is funny :cool:

Me too.... :D



Gary
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
A couple of ponts I'd like to make:-

I believe that the lightbulbs they use in speed cameras are an absolute disgrace.

The lightbulbs in the UK have gone downhill since Blair and Co got their hands on them.
 

Seth Gecko

retired member
JohnG said:
The lightbulbs in the UK have gone downhill since Blair and Co got their hands on them.
Are you suggesting that lightbulbs would be brighter under a Tory government ? (Or is this indeed an oxymoron using something bright and politician in the same sentence)
 

Nick_UK

Banned
mjn said:
Did you know, they can make lightbulbs that never run out......
No not true. Light bulbs are in fact "dark suckers". They work by sucking all the dark out. When the bulb is full of dark, they go black (that's all the dark inside), and you have to fit a new one. Fluorescent tubes work in a sightly different way, in that the dark accumulates at the ends of the tubes, and eventually they stop working when the dark has filled the ends. :devil:

Here's the full explanation:
Bell Labs Proves Existence of Dark Suckers

For years it has been believed that electric bulbs emitted light. However,
recent information from Bell Labs has proven otherwise. Electric bulbs
don't emit light, they suck dark. Thus they now call these bulbs dark
suckers. The dark sucker theory, according to a Bell Labs spokesperson,
proves the existence of dark, that dark has mass heavier than that of
light, and that dark is faster than light.

The basis of the dark sucker theory is that electric bulbs suck dark. Take
for example, the dark suckers in the room where you are. There is less dark
right next to them than there is elsewhere. The larger the dark sucker, the
greater its capacity to suck dark. Dark suckers in a parking lot have a
much greater capacity than the ones in this room. As with all things, dark
suckers don't last forever. Once they are full of dark, they can no longer
suck. This is proven by the black spot on a full dark sucker. A candle is a
primitive dark sucker. lA new candle has a white wick. You will notice that
after the first use, the wick turns black, representing all the dark which
has been sucked into it. If you hold a pencil next to the wick of an
operating candle, the tip will turn black because it got in the path of the
dark flowing into the candle.

Unfortunately, these primitive dark suckers have a very limited range.
There are also portable dark suckers. The bulbs in these can't handle all
of the dark by themselves, and must be aided by a dark storage unit. When
the dark storage unit is full, it must be either emptied or replaced before
the portable dark sucker can operate again.

Dark has mass. When dark goes into a dark sucker, friction from this mass
generates heat. Thus it is not wise to touch an operating dark sucker.
Candles present a special problem, as the dark must travel in the solid
wick instead of through glass. This generates a great amount of heat. Thus
it can be very dangerous to touch an operating candle. Dark is also heavier
than light. If you swim deeper and deeper, you notice it gets slowly darker
and darker. When you reach a depth of approximately fifty feet, you are in
total darkness. This is because the heavier dark sinks to the bottom of the
lake and the lighter light floats to the top. The immense power of dark can
be utilized to mans advantage. We can collect the dark that has settled to
the bottom of lakes and push it through turbines, which generate
electricity and help push it to the ocean where it may be safely stored.
Prior to turbines, it was much more difficult to get dark from the rivers
and lakes to the ocean. The Indians recognized this problem, and tried to
solve it. When on a river in a canoe travelling in the same direction as
the flow of the dark, they paddled slowly, so as not to stop the flow of
dark, but when they traveled against the flow of dark, they paddled quickly
so as to help push the dark along its way.

Finally, we must prove that dark is faster than light. If you were to stand
in an illuminated room in front of a closed, dark closet, then slowly open
the closet door, you would see the light slowly enter the closet, but since
the dark is so fast, you would not be able to see the dark leave the
closet.

In conclusion, Bell Labs stated that dark suckers make all our lives much
easier. So the next time you look at an electric bulb remember that it is
indeed a dark sucker.

 

Beobloke

Active Member
I can't believe no-one suggested yet that your light bulbs burn brighter if you connect them up with decent cable................ :D
 

SanPedro

Well-known Member
I notice there is no mention of how many mods are needed to:


A: tell people to keep the post on topic

B: telll everyone to be polite to other people

C: say that using that sort of language will not be tolerated

D: ban the lot of them


:)
 
God created light and therefore lightbulbs are for idolaters !
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
Moderator bulbs are more powerful than everyone elses ;) :D
 
JohnG said:
Moderator bulbs are more powerful than everyone elses ;) :D
Tecnically you would be correct - but if you check the specifications, although they appear to have 100watt output printed on the box as compared to normal bulbs, they have a greater resistance to the flow.

Instead of your regular poster bulb resistance of 950 Ohms, moderator bulbs have a resistance of 1000 Ohms.

This means they only run at 100watts if extra voltage is applied ie 316v

When run at regular voltage, moderator bulbs appear someone dimmer than regular bulbs. ( 57.6 watt as compared to 60watt @ 240v )

Billy Science.
 

Nick_UK

Banned
Actually I connect my light bulbs up with silver cable, and it gives a clearer, more defined light :)
 
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shadowritten

Guest
I'm through with lightbulbs. I'm going back to candles.
 

PoochJD

Well-known Member
Hi,

I tried importing a pack of ten Region 3, 100w lightbulbs, but the :censored: gits at HM Customs And Excise decided they were obscene, and have decided to impound them! :rotfl:

Anyone know how I can avoid this happening in the future?! :clap:


Pooch
 
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shadowritten

Guest
I'm telling you, candles are the way forward. Or oil lamps.
 

SanPedro

Well-known Member
PoochJD said:
Hi,

I tried importing a pack of ten Region 3, 100w lightbulbs, but the :censored: gits at HM Customs And Excise decided they were obscene, and have decided to impound them! :rotfl:

Anyone know how I can avoid this happening in the future?! :clap:


Pooch
You'll just have to get your supplier to send them individually so that they fall under the lower limit for customs siezures. I believe 40 watters are ok as nobody can see a damn thing with them on anyway and are therefore not classified as obscene.
 

lambonl

Standard Member
Hi!
some newbie advice needed here, I have been reading the forums for a while and now I am confused as to which light bulb is best. So can some one tell me which light bulb is best for me. In order of importance I am after:

1) Light
2) Clarity
3) Switching (for future use)

I am not prepared to scrimp on quality.

Cheers!!!

PS my budget is 2 pence.
 

Beobloke

Active Member
shadowritten said:
I'm telling you, candles are the way forward. Or oil lamps.
Is that because of their extra "warmth"??? :D
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
lights overrated...whatever happened to working/fumbling your way around in the dark...
 

huwg

Active Member
I currently use only 2 light bulbs, which are great for day to day use, but I feel I am missing out.

I wish to move up to a 5.1 set up, with a centre bulb, 2 larger bulbs either side, and 2 smaller bulbs behind me. I will use a halogen bulb in a standing lamp to reinforce the light (this will be non-directional and can go anywhere).

My question is can I use pearl bulbs for the surrounds and clear for the front 3 or should I stick to 1 type?
 

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