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Jan 31, 2011 11:20 AM CST
Dremel is a great idea! Just be careful. I'd prop the bulb on a folded old towel, perhaps with a rolled up towel under the neck to make it steadier and wear gloves. A dab of masking tape on the bulb might make it easier to grip, too. I'd also very gently rub the cut edge with fairly fine grit sandpaper to knock down any sharpness.

I like the sparkle of the clear with water but there are some translucent glass paints in the crafts section that would be pretty and keep that sparkle factor.

I still have the old incandescent bulbs here. I saved them when I switched over to cfls just in case. I have a couple of the larger 3-way bulbs and I think they'd make nice vases. I'm sure someone would be glad to save bulbs for you if they're still using incandescents. Or you can buy a box of four or six I think at Walmart for about 88 cents. I guess that sort of defeats the recycling purpose, though. LOL

BTW, I'm gradually switching over to full spectrum and daylight cfls. They don't have that sick yellow light of the regular or even soft white cfls. It's a lot easier on my feeble eyes. I'm finding the middle of the color spectrum - around 4100k - seems to be the most natural for general lighting but the full spectrum, which is bluer, is better for reading and other close work. Most of the 4100k ones are labeled cool white, if you can find them.

They look really weird at first but I'm getting a lot less eye strain.

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