Why Light Bulbs Burn Out – Bulb Will Never Burn Out With this Tricks (tricks at the end)


Hey, have you seen that famous light bulb, that keeps working for more than one hundred years?! Why doesn’t it burn out? Let’s find out… What is so special about that bulb? Why that light bulb can work for a hundred years, but modern light bulbs cannot even last for a couple of years? Some people say that modern bulbs have planned obsolescence. And I think it is partly true, but not completely, and I’ll explain you why in this video. But first, let’s see what difference between that famous light bulb and modern light bulbs …and let’s try to figure out how we can achieve the same result The most obvious what you can see is the brightness and here is a quote about it from Wikipedia: “The Centennial Light was originally a 30-watt or 60-watt bulb but now is very dim, emitting about the same light as a 4-watt nightlight” And that is very important. That’s the secret of the long lifespan of that bulb. The light bulb is working just at about 10 percent of the initial capacity. Modern light bulbs, work at 100 present, and that is why they burn out so quickly. And manufacturers aren’t going to change that for two reasons. First reason: they don’t want to make bulbs that work forever, but actually that’s not the main reason. The main reason is Energy Efficiency To make more energy efficient light bulb, that produces as much as possible visible light, but as less as possible heat and other radiation, you need to make light bulbs, with a very high temperature of the filament in working state. In short: The higher working temperature of the filament the more energy efficient light bulb you make, but here is the problem: the higher temperature of the filament the faster light bulb burn out. So it’s a trade-off. But actually, all of this can be calculated, and light bulb can be made with the smallest possible economical cost. Well, now we know why bulbs burn out, and how to make them work longer, Now I’ll show you two simple tricks that will lower the power consumption, and therefore significantly increase the life of the light bulb. TRICK NUMBER 1: Using a diode The idea is pretty simple; you just need to connect a diode sequentially Like this… let me show the difference with diode, and without it TRICK NUMBER 2: even simpler Just connect 2 light bulbs sequentially. See the difference!? With this simple tricks, your light bulbs will never burn out. But, do you still use incandescent light bulbs? Let me know in the comments below. And Thanks for watching!

12 thoughts on “Why Light Bulbs Burn Out – Bulb Will Never Burn Out With this Tricks (tricks at the end)

  1. Another easy trick is to buy a 220v light bulb, designed for European countries, and put it in your 110v socket. They will never burn out in a 110v socket. And personally, I do not believe that about needing to make light bulbs burn out to make them more efficient. I think they deliberately use materials for the filament that only last a certain amount of time, and that you can make a bulb just as efficient that will last forever. They choose not to because if they did, people would only buy a few bulbs in their entire lifetime, instead of hundreds.

  2. use thermistor in series. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermistor; cold light bulb take for couple cycles of mains about 3 time more current and most of damage happens then.

  3. I still use incandescent bulbs for my workshop. I hate cfl s' I need to wait 3 minutes before it make full light

  4. I hate LEDS. They bring out unnatural light and blind everyone's faces.
    I'll just stick to the Good old stuff. they're made to last and have character involved.

  5. I do still use some incandescent bulbs. I really DO NOT LIKE LED BULBS. They emit too much blue light, even in the "warm white" or "soft white" types, because of the blue LED dies with a phosphor that glows to make the "white" light, but some of the intense blue still passes, and causes issues with sleep cycle disturbance, and fluorescing of the corneas which can blur vision, and it is a very harsh light, far harsher than fluorescent (standard size straight, U bent and circline round lamps, NOT the awful compact fluorescent lamps) and just not what I want in lighting. Besides, where I live, if you use less energy, the power utility just goes ahead and charges you what you would pay using more energy anyway. They have been doing this for years. I also use one of the longest-lived light sources ever invented outdoors, mercury vapor. I also use the diode trick, have some small incandescent lights that turn on after a countdown times shuts off the larger mercury vapor light, and they finish out the night, and the diode makes the bulbs last forever—a cheap 750 hour 150 watt lamp will do over 100,000 hours and no less than 25-30,000 at minimum, on a diode ans only uses about 62-64 watts, and is still bright enough to be useful. I also use the series connected method, especially when displaying my antique bulbs in my collection. And that Shelby bulb in the fire house is likely 220 volt, on 120 volts, back then they had 110 and 220 volt, now it is 120 and 240, so just over half brightness on 120. It is also carbon filament, which will never be as bright as modern tungsten, and tends to last much longer than it's actual rated design life. Getting an especially good vacuum in a carbon lamp also contributes to long life even at full brightness. That lamp is rated about 60 watts and 16 candle power on rated voltage. 16 candle power is around that made by a modern tungsten filament 25 watt LONG LIFE bulb. Standard versions are brighter than 16 candle power. So that Shelby lamp if at full brightness is about 190-215 lumens which long life 25 watt modern tungsten bulbs are. The older MAZDA era 1000 hour 25 watt bulbs made about 250-265 lumens. Cheers! 😀

  6. I still have a couple filament light bulbs in use. They are in storage rooms, they are turned on seldom and for short periods.

  7. I imagine if one diode works, if you were to use a full-wave bridge rectifier, to run the bulb on DC current, it wouldn't have the 60 cycle fluctuation that AC does, and this might extend its life….

  8. I understood the video but if I use any of the method the bulb would give me less light.

  9. i hate leds and im still using incandescent and halogen bulbs all over my house, i buy incandescents from ebay. i only use a cfl in dining room since the light there stays on for more than 3 4 hrs a day and saves some money(cfl lights last more than 2 yrs if turned on for more than hour before shutting it off), but only there, only one

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