Most commonly, light bulbs explode when manufacturers do not put enough insulation on the base of the bulb, which causes the base to melt and allows the gas stored in the light bulb to leak out. The leaking gas causes a pressure difference which results in the light bulb exploding.Know More
A light bulb can also explode for a variety of other reasons, including faulty manufacturing or wiring. If an incandescent bulb does not have a quality seal, condensation can get inside and cause an explosion.
Halogen bulbs can explode from a person simply touching them since the oils left cause a temperature difference.Learn more about Lighting
A type A light bulb is the typical incandescent light bulb. It has a round top and a tapered bottom that allows it to be screwed into most light fixtures, and it can come in a brightness of 40, 60, 75 or 100 watts, although those wattages are being phased out in favor of lower-wattage, energy-efficient replacements with equivalent brightness.Full Answer >
A flicker-flame light bulb is a light bulb that is designed with a carbon filament that oscillates inside the glass and creates a flickering effect. Flicker-flame light bulbs have lower wattage power than standard light bulbs, and the flickering effect can occur only if the bulbs are installed vertically.Full Answer >
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (or CFLs) are identified by the white glass tube spiralling up from the base of the bulb that houses a tiny electronic ballast. This design has since been modified by placing a secondary glass housing around the spiral fluorescent tube to make it more appealing.Full Answer >
To build a lamp with a lamp making kit, purchase a kit, select an appropriate base for the lamp, assemble the lamp fittings, attach it within the base, screw in a light bulb, and check that the lamp works. Select an appropriate lampshade to put on the lamp.Full Answer >