By January 1879, at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, Edison had built his first high resistance, incandescent electric light. It worked by passing electricity through a…

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There are two types of compound that can be used on headlights, rubbing compound and polishing compound. … Here’s what to do: Put some of the compound on…

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How long should it take for a lava lamp to start working? Lava lamps should start working within an hour to an hour and a half of turning…

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Because rice paper lamp shades are made from a paper material, they can pose a potential fire hazard if the proper safety measures are not taken. Look in…

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GE has been making lightbulbs for more than a century, but is now selling its lighting business. For the first time in its nearly 130-year history, General Electric…

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This life ultimately got its energy from the sunlight, through photosynthesis. This sunlight takes the form of photons racing through space, originating from the sun, and travelling, among…

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How many lumens is a good tactical flashlight? Your flashlight should be no bigger than the size of your palm. At least 120 lumens of light output. For…

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What is the orange light called on a car? A red warning light demands immediate attention (don’t drive any further), while yellow/orange warning lights indicate a problem that…

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Kerosene oil wick lamps produce a very bright flame and black carbon as a incomplete combustion byproduct of burning kerosene. This carbon must be trimmed off the wick…

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How can you tell how old a lamp is? Lightly scratch the underside of the lamp surface to determine the type of material it is made from. Some…

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