Pretty amazing, huh? I took out these walls here so the whole house would have that gallery feel.
It'll look a lot better once I get the walls patched. I got all the shelves from IKEA.
The foam on all the shelves – you can get that in bulk online.
It's the world's largest collection of burnt out lightbulbs.
Well, as far as I know. Technically, a lightbulb is called a "lamp," but most people don't know
that, so if you call a lightbulb a lamp, it's just confusing.
Over here... these are some of my favourites. This
one. This one was my first. It was from my nightlight when I was a kid.
This is the left turn signal bulb in the first car I ever owned. A 1964 Chevy Impala.
This one was from the streetlight in front of my childhood home. I'm not saying how I got it.
This is the automotive wing.
These are all car headlights. Ford here. That's Chevy. Chrysler.
Dodge. Foreign. Exotics. Check this one out. It's
from a 1992 Ferrari F40. I paid $38 for that, including shipping. It would've cost considerably
more had it not been burnt out.
These are all my florescent bulbs, by width and length. A lot of folks would argue that fluorescent
lights really don't use bulbs. And they have a point. I mean, I don't include neon,
and I know it's pretty much the same. I dunno. I just had a lot of them, so I thought,
"Why not?" The way I figure it, it's my museum. I can curate it like I want.
These are all novelty lightbulbs.
See? When you turn this one on, it's a smiley face. And the light's yellow.
Pretty cool. This one, it's a black light bulb. Most black lights that aren't
fluorescent, really aren't black lights. They've just been filtered to look that way. But
this really is a black light. It's a lightbulb-shaped fluorescent light with a little charger right in
the base. That is cool. It still works, too.
A lot of folks think I'm... you know... a bit off for collecting burnt
out lightbulbs. But check this out. I bet you've never seen a bulb like this.
1924. It's an antique. See how much more fragile that is? They
made lightbulbs before 1924... but who kept them when they burnt out? I'll tell you: Nobody.
Old ones turn up now and again, in old buildings and what not. But for the most part, they're all
is moving away from lightbulbs. Soon, it'll be all LED, and who knows what after that. The
classic lightbulb. The lightbulb you remember from when you were a kid. Soon they'll
be gone forever. And that's because nobody saves burnt out lightbulbs. Except for me.
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