How to fix a broken lightbulb

Are you a "Frugal Filament Fixer" too?

This trick works great with my Great Value 25-watt clear globe light bulbs from Walmart. It's rare that I can't get a bulb to re-light by using sleight of hand to jiggle the filaments just so. What a feeling I get when there's that Let There Be Light moment!  

And bonus, since I've started fixing our incandescent bulbs, my family has given me a new nickname: The "Frugal Filament Fixer." You can't beat that!

Clark's take: 
While I like the cute factor of what Theo writes in his article, the reality is traditional Edison bulbs just burn up money. That's why we had the transition first to CFLs and now to LEDs -- whether or not you like them. The payback on LEDs is a still a little bit longer than on CFLs. But finally, I can sayLEDs are ready for primetime!

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Clark Howard is a nationally syndicated consumer advice expert

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