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Author Topic: Light Bulb Gas Question.....  (Read 21386 times)

Offline Christmas Lamp

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Light Bulb Gas Question.....
« on: July 03, 2007, 01:11:14 pm »
I Blew a bulb up this morning  :-o
What is the gas used in a normal house hold bulb? Sniffed it after I took it out of the light fitting and it STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks
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Offline DNova

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Re: Light Bulb Gas Question.....
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 11:38:06 pm »
Standard household incandescant bulbs are filled with a mixture of argon and nitrogen. Nitrogen has no smell and argon shouldn't be very noticeable. Not sure what was so smelly but it wasn't the gas from the bulb.  :-)

Offline Christmas Lamp

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Re: Light Bulb Gas Question.....
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 05:34:36 pm »
Thanks for the Info DNova, didn't think it was the gas making it smell..... wonder what it was...
Anyway would you like to see what I've done with the Bulb?
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline mr_big

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Re: Light Bulb Gas Question.....
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 10:02:26 pm »
Thanks for the Info DNova, didn't think it was the gas making it smell..... wonder what it was...
Anyway would you like to see what I've done with the Bulb?

If noticed that too and yeah I wanna see what you did
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Offline Christmas Lamp

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Re: Light Bulb Gas Question.....
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 04:53:39 am »
OK I had Craft Moment..... :-D

I used PVA Glue, Loo Roll Tissue, Gold Acrylic Paint and Christmas paper....
« Last Edit: July 18, 2007, 04:57:14 am by Christmas Lamp »
I love Any Bulbs be They the Light up kind or the kind that Grows!!!

Offline mr_big

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Re: Light Bulb Gas Question.....
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 07:16:29 pm »
That's purdy :-D