With Halloween this coming Monday, everyone is getting their houses ready for trick or treating. From zombie decorations to pumpkin carving, homes will be ready for the onslaught of children (as well as those four or five teenagers that just don’t know it’s time to move on) sure to come knocking at the door in search for sweets.
Photonicinduction has taken decorating to a new level, and a dangerous one at that. Reported by Gizmodo, the above video shows what happens when a pumpkin is illuminated with a 5000w lightbulb.
To put that into perspective, the light bulbs I use in my house use about 60w. Suffice it to say, the light and heat are certain to be a tad more intense. After a few times turning the bulb on and off, the pumpkin begins to smoke from the heat. For Halloween, this would make for an awesome effect. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be able to last very long.
The bulb in the video burns out fairly quickly after not getting enough air into the pumpkin to cool it down, resulting in yet another display of how a pumpkin catching fire. While I certainly don’t recommend trying this on your own unless you are fully prepared, this should give you enough inspiration to step up your decorating game.
So what do you think of this mega-bright, albeit dangerous, Halloween display? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.