Gideon’s Challenge


Have you ever seen a light bulb go dim instead of burn out?

It’s the strangest thing.   I use a 150 watt full spectrum light bulb in the lamp in my living room.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that my living room seems more dim than usual.   Then today, coming out of the kitchen, it was really dark in there.

Yet, the light bulb was still burning.

I went and got a new one anyway, because I figured it couldn’t possibly be my eyes playing tricks on me when it’s such a marked amount of darkness.  And I was right.   I changed the bulb and it’s now bright in the room again.

The puzzling part is that the bulb never actually burnt out.  I’ve never heard of (or experienced) this happening before.  I wouldn’t even have thought it could… and yet, there you have it.