The Most Pointless Light Bulb In The Whole World ..,WHY ?

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Dearest Peeps Of Pointless Light Expertise,

Whilst travelling on the Tube (London Underground)the other day I perchance to noticed what I deem to be the most pointless light bulb ever. When ever the train doors opened this light would come on !..I looked up and down the carriage and also in other carriages when I got off the train and this was the only carriage that employed such a light bulb.

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What is the point of this light bulb ? (apart from serving to have me ask about it !) It is pointless !!..

What pointless light bulbs have you ever seen ?


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« Reply #1 on: 10/01/2009 15:05:29 »
Neil - get a life!  [:P]
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« Reply #2 on: 10/01/2009 15:52:08 »

What is the point of this light bulb ?
To distract people's attention off the map, which is incorrect... [:)]

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« Reply #3 on: 10/01/2009 15:59:43 »
Neil - get a life!  [:P]

Employ me. Enable me to have a life Eth ! [:-[]

There was in fact a very nice young lady sitting directly beneath it. I am sure she thought I was taking a piccy of her. It took me quite a few stops to pluck up the courage to take the photo. But it's a tiny bulb (looks bigger in the photo because the train was moving and ut's all jiggery)...........What an non-environmentally friendly waste of energy. Wait till Greenpeace hear about this !
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« Reply #4 on: 10/01/2009 16:02:26 »

What is the point of this light bulb ?
To distract people's attention off the map, which is incorrect... [:)]

You're right ,but the map is a pretty pattern !

Wifey hates me because I simply must bring at least a handful of them home with me every time I take the train. Available at the entrances and exits of most tube stations y'know ? My plan is to stick them all on the wall !
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« Reply #5 on: 10/01/2009 18:45:47 »
You were probably in one of the power cars and this light may be there to show maintenance people working on the car back at the depot that there is still power to the car from the track when the doors are open i.e. leave with caution (they won't be walking on to a platform but more likely down to rail level).  If so, it's functioning both as a safety and diagnosis indicator while people are maintaining it.
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...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #6 on: 10/01/2009 18:59:34 »
You were probably in one of the power cars and this light may be there to show maintenance people working on the car back at the depot that there is still power to the car from the track when the doors are open i.e. leave with caution (they won't be walking on to a platform but more likely down to rail level).  If so, it's functioning both as a safety and diagnosis indicator while people are maintaining it.

FANTASTIC !!!Thanks Ewe LeeE..That MUST be it !...it's obvious now !!

THANK YOU !!
« Last Edit: 10/01/2009 19:06:39 by neilep »
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« Reply #7 on: 10/01/2009 23:11:27 »
Now that the mystery is solved.. here's a little light bulb that, although pointless, is unique...

http://www.centennialbulb.org/photos.htm


of course..

« Last Edit: 11/01/2009 12:22:51 by JnA »

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« Reply #8 on: 11/01/2009 02:06:28 »
You're right, it is quite useless, why would anyone what to look at a lightbulb anyway?

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« Reply #9 on: 11/01/2009 03:55:33 »
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« Reply #10 on: 11/01/2009 04:34:20 »
JnA: many thanks for spotting that pic and posting it.  It's one of the most profound images I have ever seen.

The sentiment "Just because you are unique does not mean you are useful" is well worth remembering.  I, for one, certainly apply it to myself.

Do you have a link to a higher quality version of it?
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #11 on: 11/01/2009 12:23:49 »
here is a better link

http://www.awesomeness.com.au/Portals/0/uniquefork.jpg


it just reminds me to consider perspective.

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« Reply #12 on: 11/01/2009 16:02:30 »
Ta.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!