Eco-DIY

23 Ways to Reuse Light Bulbs

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.

Click the photo to view the instructions.

Here are 23 ways to reuse light bulbs:

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1) Oil Lamp

 

2)  Aquarium

 

3) Terrarium

4) Vase

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.)

8) Insects

9) Concrete Wall Hook

 

10) Art

11) Pendant Lamp

 

12) Decor

13) Spiders

 

14) Wreath

15) Ornament

16) Wedding Place Cards/Favors

17) Centerpiece

18) Topiary

 

19) Snow Globe

20) Bird

 

21) Necklace

 

22) Gift

  • 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

  • Snapguide (To ensure food safety, you could put the salt and pepper in a small, clear, BPA-free plastic bag to add another barrier to the light bulb.)
  • Apartment Therapy
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