Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Testing the Bulb in Paper Lanterns
Now, unplug the cord. You do not want to screw in the light bulb while the cord is plugged in, as you will risk electrocution. Now you will be able to see the reason the lantern should hang straight down, for this bulb will be in the middle of the lantern. If it is too close to the sides, the heat from the incandescent bulb can ignite the paper. Do not exceed the maximum recommended wattage on the bulbs for the cord you are using. Now, your light should be working. Test it by turning the switch on. If it does not turn on, you probably did not screw the bulb in all the way. Tighten the bulb and try again. If it still does not work, then you likely have a faulty cord or an electrical problem. In this case, contact your electrician.