NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Just had some fun last Weds at a party. When I was setting up before hand I was assigned to hang lights. I'm sure many of us had thought of spinning light bulbs before (I certainly had) but I actually took the time to do it and had a blast. I spun 60 watt bulbs on the end of regular 120 volt wires plugged into an extension cord wrapped around my neck and down my belt.


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Granted, every time the bulb gently banged something it went out but at $0.75 a bulb I only burned out two.

And before I get yelled at YES, I had bulb safety. Molly was at the ready with a dustpan and broom ready to pull my plug if I tangled. wink
Photos in my gallery.

This actually rose the question:

Why are we busting our butts trying to put power sources in the balls of light up poi when they can easily be relocated up the string to the spinner or even to a wall outlet near by?

Food for thought.

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DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland


Posted:
I had never thought of that and am very impressed dude! smile

Well done! The pics are wonderful too...they're so bright....

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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
I don't think there are many wall outlets in fields NYC wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
And there aren't many fields in NYC. wink wink

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LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
cool! I have to admit, fear of borken, hot glass and electrocution would put me off that one, but very impressive nonetheless.

problem with poi attached to the spinner: no throws!

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faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
that's a problem?

Faith
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mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm all for it as a bit of performance equipment... might be a bit tricky doing lots of turns, or moving around a lot... (depending on the size of your extension cable...)

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"the still legendary" - Kaskade

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Actually, I was suprised that it didn't tangle as long as I had it 'attached' to my body. I think if it was run down a leg it would be pretty mobile. I mean, you wouldn't be able to skip down the street but you could certainly move about a stage area.

I'm even thinking of larger batteries and such in backpacks or something.

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mcpPLATINUM Member
Flying Water Muppet
5,276 posts
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom


Posted:
fair enough. The best bit is that you're NEVER going to have issues of 'not bright enough' ... Different colours lightbulbs would be worth a laugh too...

and energy saving bulbs are a bit tougher aren't they? But they would gradually get brighter at the start...

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Quote:
"Molly was at the ready with a dustpan and broom ready to pull my plug if I tangled. "

I like this sentence ubblol

MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
So, what happens when you smack yourself in the face while spinning light bulbs?

Perhaps if you coated the bulb with plastic wrap or silicone or something it would be a little safer. Just gotta make sure it wont be something that nelts.

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We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
I think if it shattered into your eyes it'd be bad. But breaking in general is just thin glass.

I don't really smack myself in my face when I mess up. Do you?

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MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
Its been known to happen.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me


GeezaGOLD Member
addict
694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
god, its look great spinning 1000watt halogen bulbs! i wouldnt be bothered about breaking a bulb on my head or whatever (just not in eyes) but my only concern would be the fact that there plugged into the mains

The FadeSILVER Member
fading happily....
212 posts
Location: melbournia australia


Posted:
just wear some cool goggles and put a safety circuit breaker thing between you and the wall.

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Younglegendnewbie
13 posts

Posted:
No freakin way! My friend yesterday just recomended that i spin with christmas lights or something. I said No way! Im good with the burning sensation but broken glass cutting into my skin is one thing i cant handle.

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
There are some old old photos somewhere on here of someone spinning christmas tree lights.

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
 Written by: NYC


And there aren't many fields in NYC. wink wink



Except for that big, honking, rectangular one right in the middle of Manhattan island...

And that one right down the street from you.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
So when you electrocute yourself, molly is faster than a speeding electron and will unplug you?

Do I get to do the CPR? devil

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
DNR! DNR!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! eek

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harpisheadBRONZE Member
Member
3 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
what about with the wheel its fair easy to clip urself on the chin while doing that one

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Really? I never really found that. I did quite a few pinwheels with the bulbs and didn't have a problem. I generally find it will hit my chest before it will hit my chin...

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MuskelungeGOLD Member
member
55 posts
Location: Chicago, USA


Posted:
It's not so much hitting myself that I would worry about; it's random people getting hit by flying glass shards that would worry me.

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