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dim bulb

An unintelligent or slow-witted person. I explained this to you not once, but three times! Are you just a dim bulb, or what?
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dim bulb

n. a dull person; a stupid person. George seems to be a dim bulb, but he’s a straight-A student.
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light bulb

n. a pregnant woman. (Jocular. Refers to the shape of a pregnant woman.) Who’s the light bulb on the sofa?
See also: bulb, light
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Soffit, valance, recessed or track lighting that is directed toward the wall, or plug-in floor lamps that have upward-facing bulbs to accent points of interest, enhance overall brightness
As bulb manufacturers compete for market share, it is important that they have the right technology partners in order to broaden their appeal -- GE, LIFX and Philips are examples of vendors that are growing their ecosystems to increase their market clout.
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A large, risk-free LED light bulb replacement program would cost a small fraction of the expenditure proposed for invasive meters.
Traditional light bulbs, which have existed for over 100 years, waste 95% of their energy as heat.
We're sure someone will want to fork over $60 for an LED light bulb that is supposed to last more than 25,000 hours.
He'd be proud to hear that the Centenial bulb has consistently remained lit, surviving both world wars, with world war I starting in 1914.
Some lawmakers in these states have voiced their apprehension about the federal government interfering with their citizens' right to buy the bulbs of their choice.
Delta will become Taiwan's first LED-lighting manufacturer to sell own-brand LED light bulbs on the island as soon as its products are available for sales.
Barton adds that the move toward fluorescent light bulbs dramatically impacts the low-income consumer, who "can't afford $4 or $5 for a light bulb.
They plan to ban all remaining incandescent bulbs in September 2012.
If an energy-saving bulb doesn't state that it is dimmable on the packaging, it shouldn't be put into fittingswith dimmer switches.
Plant bulbs in the soil, fold back the turn and stamp down to ensure that the turf connects with the bulbs.
More bulb fibre or compost should then be placed around the bulbs so the tips just show, say to within half an inch of the rim.
Turning the bulb on and off repeatedly may shorten its life, but normal household use shouldn't cause any problems.