Blown glass light bulb animals

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Blown glass light bulb animals

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Starting at $320, these Blown Ups light bulbs are a little out of my price range, but very interesting. Are there any glass blowers out there who’ve made their own light bulbs? Via Cool Hunting.

6 thoughts on “Blown glass light bulb animals

  1. clvrmnky says:

    With halogens (or LEDs) you wouldn’t have to create a partial vacuum to make the bulbs, which is a win.

    That being said, some creative collision between the techniques use to home-brew your own vacuum tubes and alightbulb with hand-wound tungsten filaments.

    Because we /can/, man.

  2. ap1.myopenid.com says:

    Anybody know if you can start with a commercial lightbulb and re-shape it?

  3. Gregory Schoppe says:

    you don’t need a vacuum, you just need a glove-box (not even a very well sealed one… think tupperware, dish washing gloves and epoxy)and a source of any noble gas (think helium or argon)

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