Do you have any burned-out light bulbs or old ones that you just don’t use anymore? If so, you should recycle the light bulbs or reuse them. Yes, even after the fuse burns out, light bulbs can still be used in so many bright ways. Check out 23 ways to reuse the light bulbs below.
Light bulbs contain toxic heavy metals and other unpleasant substances. Therefore, all light bulbs should be handled with care, hollowed out properly, and cleaned thoroughly and properly.
How do you hollow out and clean a light bulb?
The following tutorial from TeamDroid is a great how-to on hollowing out and cleaning a light bulb. Check out the following tutorial before reusing light bulbs.
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Here are 23 ways to reuse light bulbs:
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1) Oil Lamp
- The Hipster Home
- My List of Lists
- Not on the High Street
5) Hot Air Balloon (Baby Mobile)
6) Twine Pears
7) Valentine’s Gift
- Design Sponge
- boredpanda (To ensure food safety, you could put the candy in a small, clear, BPA-free plastic bag to add another barrier to the light bulb.)
- Dark Roasted Blend
- Carnets Parisiens
11) Pendant Lamp
- Mother Earth Living
16) Wedding Place Cards/Favors
19) Snow Globe
- Uncommon Designs (To ensure food safety, you could put the candy in a small, clear, BPA-free plastic bag to add another barrier to the light bulb.)
- Studio 5380
23) Salt & Pepper Shaker