The other day I posted a picture of a light bulb with water inside of it.
By some of the reactions I got, as to whether the bulb was functional or would function, I thought it would be fun to see just how much “under water” a light bulb can be and still function.
Here is a little video to demonstrate—drum roll—
There are lots of misconceptions about how electricity works. Some of those misconceptions may make people safer by instilling fear, while others are of no use at all.
Lots of people assume that electrical connections will not work under water. This video shows that it can work just fine. Issues arise over time with corrosion of connections leading to failure of the components. It can also represent a hazard depending on how conductive the water is. In this case, ordinary tap water is not very conductive.
(unless you know what you are doing it is best to not try this at home) 🙂
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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