The Ove Glove commercial...



  • [img]http://www2.dupont.com/Media_Center/en_BR/assets/images/daily/2005/dn_photo_OveGlove.jpg[/img] 

    So there's a commercial for a product called the the "Ove Glove," which is basically just a nice, high-performance, oven mitt.  Anyway, the commercial says that it is handy for jobs around the house.  Then they go on to show someone unscrewing a lightbulb... while it's turned on...

    I'll buy one if someone could please explain why you would ever need to change a working lightbulb while it's on...



  • If you're installing new efficient florescent bulbs



  • @vt_mruhlin said:

    If you're installing new efficient florescent bulbs

    ...and then proceed to burn your house down because you toss the hot bulb in the garbage.  But at least you saved that 20 minutes it would take to cool down the bulb (and you helped the environment!).



  • It is not that stupid. Some bulbs are very costly to change. Like the lightning in a sports arena. They need special equipment for the change, so they actually save money when they change all lights at once.



  • @tenchu said:

    @vt_mruhlin said:

    If you're installing new efficient florescent bulbs

    ...and then proceed to burn your house down because you toss the hot bulb in the garbage.  But at least you saved that 20 minutes it would take to cool down the bulb (and you helped the environment!).

    One should not simply throw used bulbs in the garbage! At least, dealers in France must collect them to be handled specificaly.



  • @acne said:

    One should not simply throw used bulbs in the garbage! At least, dealers in France must collect them to be handled specificaly.

    <political rant>
    In the US we don't yet have laws telling us what we can and cannot do with what we own.  Check back in 10 years or so though when every person in the country must pay daily homage to our lord and savior Al Gore.
    </political rant>



  • @tenchu said:



    In the US we don't yet have laws telling us what we can and cannot do with what we own.

    Quoted for hilarity. 



  • @asuffield said:

    Quoted for hilarity. 

    Haha, I see your point.  Tack on a big "with respect to light bulbs" to the end of that.



  • @tenchu said:

    @acne said:

    One should not simply throw used bulbs in the garbage! At least, dealers in France must collect them to be handled specificaly.

    <political rant>
    In the US we don't yet have laws telling us what we can and cannot do with what we own.
    </political rant>

    Except that you do. In many many cases. If you own a gun, you're not allowed to shoot a random passer-by with it. If you want to junk an old car, you can't do so by abandoning it in the middle of the road. If it's not junk and you want to drive it, you need a license, and have to keep below the speed limit and on the correct side of the road. Etc etc etc.

    For light bulbs, normal bulbs should be fine to just chuck away. Fluorescent and energy-saving bulbs contain mercury and thus should be disposed of 'specially', though no-one will bother, just as everyone chucks batteries in the bin.



  • Someone is taking the [url=http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/The_Complicator_0x27_s_Gloves.aspx]Just use gloves[/url] advice too literally...



  • Yes of course.  But I was referring to property rights which definitely don't mean harming random people.  What I said was in the context of incandescent light bulbs (the ones that get hot).  If you do not properly dispose of a bulb with mercury in it, it WILL damage someones land and I completely agree with you.

    My comment was just directed at the forced recycling policies (for tungsten and glass I assume).  Tungsten is pretty rare and if we are indeed on the brink of a shortage, there should be plenty of people willing to buy it back; I shouldn't be forced to place it in a little bin given to me by the government for fear of fines, that's all I'm saying.

     I don't want this to regress into a big political flamewar :-/
     



  • Strictly speaking they're not being forced to recycle them - they're perfectly at liberty to keep the broken, useless bulb. They're just not allowed to throw them in with the regular rubbish.

    Pedantic, I know... :)
     



  • @djork said:

    handy for jobs around the house

    @henke37 said:

    the lightning in a sports arena.

    I think we disconnected somewhere. 



  • @djork said:

    [img]http://www2.dupont.com/Media_Center/en_BR/assets/images/daily/2005/dn_photo_OveGlove.jpg[/img]

    So there's a commercial for a product called the the "Ove Glove," which is basically just a nice, high-performance, oven mitt. Anyway, the commercial says that it is handy for jobs around the house. Then they go on to show someone unscrewing a lightbulb... while it's turned on...

    I'll buy one if someone could please explain why you would ever need to change a working lightbulb while it's on...

    Maybe if you only have one light bulb, and transfer it from room to room as you move around the house. 



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @djork said:

    handy for jobs around the house

    @henke37 said:

    the lightning in a sports arena.

    I think we disconnected somewhere. 

    You're just jealous you don't have an inhouse sports arena.



  • While it may not be a lit bulb, I've gone to change one bulb out of a ceiling fixture. Because there are one or two other bulbs in the same fixture still working, the burnt out bulb can still
    be uncomfortably hot. I suppose I could have waited for it to cool off before changing it, but I'd already climbed that ladder and taken the globe down, I wasn't going to wait and do that again later.



  • @shadowman said:

    @djork said:

    I'll buy one if someone could please explain why you would ever need to change a working lightbulb while it's on...

    Maybe if you only have one light bulb, and transfer it from room to room as you move around the house. 

    POTD! :-)

     



  • Maybe the electrician forgot to put in light switches?

    Maybe there are switches but they are too fiddly to use when wearing these gloves?

    Maybe his coffee went cold and the easiest way to heat it up is to dip a hot light bulb in it?

    Maybe he though he could take the bulb out and use it as a torch?

    Thats all I can think of at the moment.



  • If a bulb you need just burned out, and you can't wait 20 minutes to change it.

    If the bulb in question is connected to a switch with something else running on it. (Not uncommon in poorly wired homes)

     Refridgerator bulbs that are well above the maximum wattage. (Took me months to figure out why the fridge kept leaking.)

    If you thought the socket was turned off, and suddenly a rapidly warming bulb is in your hand as you're screwing it in.
     



  • No glove, no ove.



  • Those last two situations were tounge in cheek, by the way.



  • @neepheed said:

    Maybe his coffee went cold and the easiest way to heat it up is to dip a hot light bulb in it?

    Best one yet. 



  • @djork said:

    [img]http://www2.dupont.com/Media_Center/en_BR/assets/images/daily/2005/dn_photo_OveGlove.jpg[/img]

    So there's a commercial for a product called the the "Ove Glove," which is basically just a nice, high-performance, oven mitt. Anyway, the commercial says that it is handy for jobs around the house. Then they go on to show someone unscrewing a lightbulb... while it's turned on...

    I'll buy one if someone could please explain why you would ever need to change a working lightbulb while it's on...

    The last place I lived in had a multi-bulb light fixture hanging over the stairs.  They were very difficult to access, so once 3 of the 6 bulbs burnt out, we would replace them all at once.  Instead of turning them off, waiting 20 minutes for them to cool down, and then trying to awkwardly replace them in the dark, we would replace them with it on, using a towel to protect our hands.

    So, are you going to buy one now, or was that just Internet Bravado (tm)?  ;)
     



  • @shadowman said:

    @djork said:

    So there's a commercial for a product called the the "Ove Glove," which is basically just a nice, high-performance, oven mitt. Anyway, the commercial says that it is handy for jobs around the house. Then they go on to show someone unscrewing a lightbulb... while it's turned on...

    I'll buy one if someone could please explain why you would ever need to change a working lightbulb while it's on...

    Maybe if you only have one light bulb, and transfer it from room to room as you move around the house. 

     That really made my day. Tanks [:)]
     



  • @NerfTW said:

    If a bulb you need just burned out, and you can't wait 20 minutes to change it.

    If the bulb in question is connected to a switch with something else running on it. (Not uncommon in poorly wired homes)

     Refridgerator bulbs that are well above the maximum wattage. (Took me months to figure out why the fridge kept leaking.)

    If you thought the socket was turned off, and suddenly a rapidly warming bulb is in your hand as you're screwing it in.
     

    That last one doesn't really work, a light bulb that's just been turned on for the first time doesn't heat up nearly so fast that you can't finish screwing it in.



  • @Random832 said:

    a light bulb that's just been turned on for the first time doesn't heat up nearly so fast that you can't finish screwing it in.

    Lefty Tighty, Righty Loosey, right?  Then why won't it finish screwing in?!?



  • Hi Djork,

    It seems that you've received several answers to why you would replace a working lightbulb, some useful, some fanciful. Here's a non-compensated-testimonial.

    I have, in fact, used the Ove Glove for JUST THAT PURPOSE (multiple light bulbs in a basement changed all at once, 'nuff said)! I have the "new and improved" silicone augmented type. I use them for soldering projects, cooking, baking, BBQ-ing, (CHANGING LIGHTBULBS), etc.  I have 3 because one is in my trunk, used for working on my car (no more burned/bashed knuckles)! My Mom and Sister are each getting a pair for Christmas. They asked for them when they saw me using mine.



  • Lefty Tighty, Righty Loosey

    What's this?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @dhromed said:

    Lefty Tighty, Righty Loosey

    What's this?

    Either misheard song lyrics, how you normally shouldn't screw, or something you need to know about certain cars or parts of bikes to make sure your nuts don't fall off.



  • @PJH said:

    @dhromed said:
    Lefty Tighty, Righty Loosey

    What's this?

    Either misheard song lyrics, how you normally shouldn't screw, or something you need to know about certain cars or parts of bikes to make sure your nuts don't fall off.

    And naturally, it depends which end you're looking at. 



  • @asuffield said:

    @PJH said:
    @dhromed said:
    Lefty Tighty, Righty Loosey

    What's this?

    Either misheard song lyrics, how you normally shouldn't screw, or something you need to know about certain cars or parts of bikes to make sure your nuts don't fall off.

    And naturally, it depends which end you're looking at. 

    I usually have the screwing part face away from me, too.


     


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