Light Bulb Changer:Redundancy Illuminated

The handy dandy Light Bulb Changer has five ridiculous objectives, all of which appear to be truths that are at the very least, self-evident. They are as follows, but not necessarily in order of importance.


1. To provide a light bulb changer method and apparatus that immediately and automatically detects a burnt out light bulb. Why take perilous chances and rely on human beings simply noticing the bulb is out? (Better safe than sorry, right?)

2. To provide a light bulb changer method and apparatus that automatically replaces a burned out light bulb. (Along with this, don’t we also need something that tells us when it’s raining and when it isn’t? After all, views from windows and weather people can’t be trusted.)

3. This invention is designed to provide a light bulb changer method and apparatus that eliminates having to physically contact the light bulb being changed and replaced. (Is this due to germ exposure, dangerous chemicals, fear of human contact? Why on earth?)

4. This light bulb changer eliminates the need to search for a replacement bulb when a burn out occurs. (Now you’re talking! I can never find anything.)

5. This invention is meant to provide a way to eliminate the down time between the discovery of a burnt out bulb and the time it takes to replace it. (I am speechless in Seattle here, and also in other locations. How subtle could such an event be? A room is either dark or light, n’est ce pas?)


Anyone interested in a shoelace-tyer machine that works on a timer that is attached to an alarm clock?

I thought not.

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Nov 21, 2008
by Jill Harness
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I love it. Thanks!

Nov 22, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff
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Light bulb changer

Hi Jill,

So glad you liked  the piece!

More on the way!

Thanks for your thoughts.

I appreciate them.

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

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