“Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory”. Read more…
Light bulbs and lighting, in general, have come thousands of miles from where they all started with Thomas Edison. They no longer have to be a bulb hanging from a cord…
Just for fun, today’s blog is full of images of lighting from today’s world….. Some are made from re-purposing items. Some are just SPECTACULAR in form and pressence. Some are quite the conversation pieces…..See what I mean as you scroll down……
RE-PURPOSED PIECES FROM AROUND THE HOUSE
RE-CYCLING LIQUOR AND WINE BOTTLES
RE-VAMPING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
REDESIGN OF THE BASIC COPPER PIPE
FOR THE OUTSIDE
Sometimes, a light fixture doesn’t have to be used as a light fixture…..
Such a cute way to have a herb garden at the ready…..(or flowers in this case).
UNIQUE LIGHTS THAT YOU MAY ONLY SEE ONCE….
SOME PIECES THAT ARE MORE TRADITIONAL, BUT STILL UNIQUE….
Save those vintage jelly molds, your Grand-mother’s silver coffee pot, that copper bucket, or the vintage bird-cage…
After you’ve put on your new roof, the “worly-bird” vents can have a new purpose.
The bike sprockets made a beautiful collage of lights on the wall.
Use the cothes-line pulley, (but take the laundry in first…)
Beat your batter with the commercial mixer, and then wire it up…
Don’t know what to do with your old light-bulbs; fill a clear glass ball, or glue them all together.
Are you a commercial seamstress? Make unique light fixtures for your work area, or use wooden beads from your craft box.
Turn your globe into a great fixture for a kid’s room or study. You may even have a skate-boarder with some extra boards to make a cool space for him or her.
A teacher may not want those light-up desks in their class-room….
How about that bicycle wheel!!!!!
Mason jars have been re-purposed over and over again for different projects.
Maybe you have some vintage glass insulators out in the garage. (Maybe not the ink cartridges from your printer)!
Liquor and wine bottles that never made it back to the store for a refund….
Love the re-purposing of the musical instruments as light fixtures.
Have any left-over copper pipe from a reno project?
Have fun with out-side lighting as well…
Then, there are those spectacular pieces that are one-of-a-kinds….quite the conversation starters……
So, as you can see, a light bulb just isn’t a light bulb any more…..
See if you can re-invent a light for your space. Let your imagination wander…..there are many, many “HOW TO” sites available, including ideas fromPinterest…
Have a great week, and stay warm….Until next time, Judy
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