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How to buy light bulbs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. 153

Tips on buying light bulbs and fluorescent tubes for better value and energy use efficiency.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1975 (v.53#11) pg. 14

Energy saving tips. (1) increasing light bulb life (2) reducing electricity to electric heaters (3) add timer to hot water heaters (4) make your own "set back" thermostat.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 68

A comprehensive guide for specifying lamps and lamp housings for all types of electronics equipment.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Aug 1966 (v.76#2) pg. 29

Tip: Make a tool for changing light bulbs in a hard-to-reach location.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 88

Tip: Lubricate outdoor light bulbs to keep them from sticking or corroding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #297 Apr 1989 (v.39#4) pg. 111

Light bulbs are changing. A review of traditional light bulbs and what is available in new, lower-energy, longer-lived bulbs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 18

Light bulb "octopus" for changing bulbs in hard-to-reach locations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 40

A light-bulb changer for hard-to-reach locations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 39

Tip shows how to make a duct tape handle to remove a light bulb from a recessed fixture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #340 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.43#7) pg. 76

Better light bulbs. A guide to compact fluorescent bulbs, spot and floodlights, and halogen bulbs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 83

Tip shows how to make a device for screwing light bulbs in and out of high ceiling fixtures.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #375 Feb 1997 (v.47#2) pg. 84

Tip: Three-way bulbs will not "buzz" when used with light dimmers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 14

Green lights for home and business. Advice on replacements for incandescent lamps which use less electricity, but output the same amount of light.
GARBAGE Oct-Nov 1992 (v.4#5) pg. 49

Incandescent-lamp driver circuit handles a 28-volt, 40-mA lamp.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jul 1987 (v.4#7) pg. 92

The right light. How to choose light bulbs for economy and effect.
HOME MECHANIX #741 Jan 1990 (v.86) pg. 78
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #746 Jun 1990 (v.86) pg. 8

A buyer's guide to light bulbs. Looks at both incandescent and fluorescents.
HOME MECHANIX #792 Feb 1995 (v.91) pg. 46

Tip: Coat light bulb bases with silicone spray to prevent corrosion.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.12#7) pg. 70

Tips on removing a broken light bulb from its socket.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 64

Bulb protector circuit prevents the turn-on current surge that often burns out low voltage pilot lamps in electronic equipment. Est. cost: $11.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1978 (v.1#4) pg. 56

Experimenting with incandescent lamps.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 58

Tip: Use a rubber crutch tip to extract broken bulb from light socket.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1987 (v.51#1) pg. 37

Two designs for long-handled electric lamp (bulb) changers for bulbs that are hard to reach.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #84 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 170

Tip: How to use a cork to remove a shattered light bulb from its socket.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #103 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 20

Tip on removing a broken light bulb from a socket.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #109 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 27

Tip on extending the life of incandescent light bulbs in "rough service" or hard-to-reach fixtures.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 18
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.18#6) pg. 14

Sensitive low-cost indicators. Indicator circuits which use transistors will turn on a pilot light when a circuit is closed.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1967 (v.27#1) pg. 49

Discussion of various test lights, both neon and filament styles.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1974 (v.6#5) pg. 88

Quiz on lamp circuits. Various combinations of lamps and resistors test your knowledge of lamp circuits.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1976 (v.10#6) pg. 99

An "oddball" or hard-to-find incandescent lamp used in an electronic device can often be replaced by an LED as shown in this circuit.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1980 (v.17#3) pg. 90

Incandescent-lamp life-extender circuit works with lamps that operate from 1.5 to 12 volts and a current of 1 amp or less. It works by controlling the maximum current getting to the lamp.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 73

How to salvage a partially burned-out 3-way bulb for use in a regular socket.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1988 (v.165#6) pg. 116

Twenty-one good questions about light bulbs. What type of bulbs to be used in home lighting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1967 (v.190#2) pg. 188

Installing a thermister into the lamp circuit of a slide or movie projector will reduce the current drawn when first switched on, thus reducing the chance of the bulb being blown out by an overload.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1976 (v.209#5) pg. 178

Tip on making your own amber colored light bulbs.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 37

Tip: How to stop light bulbs from buzzing when controlled by a dimmer switch.
SUNSET Oct 1986 (v.177#4) pg. 107