A potato helps power a light bulb by acting as both a bridge and a separator for two electrodes made of different metals. The two metals most frequently used are zinc and copper because of their ubiquity and difference i... More »

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To make a light bulb at home, put two pieces of copper wire through a cork stopper lid into a jar and twist iron wire around the copper wire. Then attach the copper wire pieces to a six-volt battery for an instant light ... More »

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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 ... More »

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A light bulb glows because of heat that is caused by electricity as it flows through a filament within the bulb. As the wire heat up, it glows as the result of the temperature. More »

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According to an experiment reported at Exploratorium, a pickle can be used as an energy source to power small devices such as a light bulb or buzzer because of its ability to push and pull electrons. The pickle is high i... More »

A 60 watt type-A light bulb is an incandescent electric light source; it operates with 60 watts of power and has the traditional bulb shape that is categorized as type A. Incandescent bulbs use a tungsten filament that g... More »

According to the BBC, potatoes produce electricity by virtue of their acidic juice, which reacts with two electrodes placed in the potato. The chemical reaction produces a weak current between the two electrodes. More »