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Blackdog131
02-06-2016, 12:22 AM
My radiant reso!
A few hours well spent

UkieOkie
02-06-2016, 04:02 AM
Pretty neat. I hope it doesn't get too hot.

stevepetergal
02-06-2016, 04:29 AM
Uhh, do you intend to play this ukulele?

MARKbOC
02-06-2016, 05:18 AM
Uke is so bright, I gotta wear shades

Blackdog131
02-06-2016, 11:42 AM
Uhh, do you intend to play this ukulele?
No not for playing, It's an old Kala reso and was horrible to play IMO....now it's a bed side light :)

Blackdog131
02-06-2016, 11:43 AM
Pretty neat. I hope it doesn't get too hot.

It does!! The cone plate gets sinister....fire harzard for sure

stevepetergal
02-06-2016, 05:16 PM
No not for playing, It's an old Kala reso and was horrible to play IMO....now it's a bed side light :)

Then I love it.

Nickie
02-06-2016, 05:25 PM
When I read the title, I thought you were going to ask a question about brash uke strings!
That's what I get for assuming.
Really neat light, that'd be fun to play onstage if it wasn't hot.
I don't Underwriters would touch it....but it might be a cool idea to market someday, if one could figure out how to make it safe. Very creative!

Blackdog131
02-06-2016, 06:41 PM
When I read the title, I thought you were going to ask a question about brash uke strings!
That's what I get for assuming.
Really neat light, that'd be fun to play onstage if it wasn't hot.
I don't Underwriters would touch it....but it might be a cool idea to market someday, if one could figure out how to make it safe. Very creative!

As David brent once said 'never assume, it makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me'.
It would be one expensive lamp. I bought it on the internet in aus before doing enough research ..when it arrived i was so upset, it was just an awful instrument to play amd handle....it also took soooo long to arrive that and ended up having to fly home pretty much as soon as it arrived.
Oh well i do enjoy playing my other Ukes in the light omitted from this Frankensteinion creation!

UkerDanno
02-07-2016, 03:16 AM
Use an led bulb they don't get hot...

haole
02-07-2016, 03:31 AM
Use an led bulb they don't get hot...

Even better, stick a whole string of LED Christmas lights inside it.

Pirate Jim
02-07-2016, 12:25 PM
A ukelamplamp, love it! Like the ukulele world equivalent of the singer from Rammstein.

(For those of you that aren't familiar with this, Rammstein are a German metal band and the singer has a light he fits in his mouth and a pierced cheek to put the wire through. It's insane and an insanely bright light - look it up to be weirded out!)

Booli
02-07-2016, 08:28 PM
Even better, stick a whole string of LED Christmas lights inside it.

You can also get a low-wattage (30 watt incandescent equivalent = 3-4 watt fluoro) compact fluorescent bulb that will have a similar LUMENS light output and put out much less heat than an incandescent filament bulb. For at least 10 yrs now they have made these bulbs that can screw into an 'edison' or standard light socket. My local grocery store sells a 4-pack of 60-watt equivalent bulbs, which only pull 14 watts each for like $6 USD. The hardware store has many more options. A single LED bulb that is 60-watt equivalent costs about $7 USD EACH for a cheap asian brand at the hardware store, and about the same on Amazon.

LED bulbs can still put out some heat, that is why the ones that are made to be in-ceiling 'floodlamp' bulbs which are typically 120-200 watt replacements have a heat-sink built in.

consitter
02-07-2016, 08:40 PM
Too kewl !!

Blackdog131
02-08-2016, 12:55 AM
A ukelamplamp, love it! Like the ukulele world equivalent of the singer from Rammstein.

(For those of you that aren't familiar with this, Rammstein are a German metal band and the singer has a light he fits in his mouth and a pierced cheek to put the wire through. It's insane and an insanely bright light - look it up to be weirded out!)

I had a look at this dude today! Takes all sorts....looks awesome though!

Blackdog131
02-08-2016, 12:56 AM
You can also get a low-wattage (30 watt incandescent equivalent = 3-4 watt fluoro) compact fluorescent bulb that will have a similar LUMENS light output and put out much less heat than an incandescent filament bulb. For at least 10 yrs now they have made these bulbs that can screw into an 'edison' or standard light socket. My local grocery store sells a 4-pack of 60-watt equivalent bulbs, which only pull 14 watts each for like $6 USD. The hardware store has many more options. A single LED bulb that is 60-watt equivalent costs about $7 USD EACH for a cheap asian brand at the hardware store, and about the same on Amazon.

LED bulbs can still put out some heat, that is why the ones that are made to be in-ceiling 'floodlamp' bulbs which are typically 120-200 watt replacements have a heat-sink built in.

On it! you may well have saved my life and more to the point my ukuleles from firey doom!