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dumb purchase...still laughing at it.

while perusing the aisles of a local home improvement outlet, i came across something i have never seen before ! the display was almost empty so i grabbed one of the few left. its a light bulb meant for power outages, has a built in battery that will keep the bulb lit for 4 hrs when the power goes out !!
i figured it must have some kinda fancy circuitry that could distinguish between a power outage and a switch in the off position......but nope ! now i cant see the purpose of this lightbulb ? ( it does have a magic trick use around the kiddies tho.....it will light if you touch both contacts.)

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while perusing the aisles of a local home improvement outlet, i came across something i have never seen before ! the display was almost empty so i grabbed one of the few left. its a light bulb meant for power outages, has a built in battery that will keep the bulb lit for 4 hrs when the power goes out !!
i figured it must have some kinda fancy circuitry that could distinguish between a power outage and a switch in the off position......but nope ! now i cant see the purpose of this lightbulb ? ( it does have a magic trick use around the kiddies tho.....it will light if you touch both contacts.)

You can do like Uncle Fester did in the Addams Family...

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rofl...forgot about uncle festers light bulb trick !

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But I'm feeling much better now.


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Crap, that was night court


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Speaking of Night Court. I'll never forget the episode where Bull gets struck by lightning. LMAO! Polyester underwear....yikes!

Dan: Must've been like French-kissing a light socket.
Bull: Nooo, that feels much different...


In all honesty, though, the bulb still does have a use. We keep a fluorescent bulb going in the living room at all times. It's on top of a book case in the living room and provides indirect lighting by bouncing the light off the ceiling. I set it up because our previous cats had a bad habit of napping in the middle of the path between the bedrooms and the kitchen. I accidentally punted one of them one night in the dark in a rush to the kitchen because I was cramping and I needed to get to the NoSalt (Potassium Chloride). After that I set up the light so we could see if the cats were laying in the walkway.
So, the bulb in question would be perfect for an application like that where you keep a light on constantly for safety.

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Yes, sounds like a light that should be kept on 24/7 for safety reasons. Maybe if you had a small store or shop of some kind with a dark stairway or something that always needed lighted. Think of the public areas where there have to have emergency lightning and exit signs for when the power goes out.

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