The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry. As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.
If you go to a site that describes the purposes of bungee cords, it might say something like:
"to provide a means of securing objects while providing support and absorbing shock."
Well, I can say, I could sure use a little of that lately!
Maybe I could see if Wrench has a few bungee cords around the garage. He can probably show me how to wrap those things around myself for support and to absorb shock!
So, when I saw this creative new light fixture the other day, I thought it might just be the perfect use of the bungee!
Sure, the fixture is loose, it's slipping down and water can get behind it and into the electrical connection, but after all, the cords are non-conductive and probably long lasting!
At least this homeowner was consistent. Inside one of the kitchen chairs had wobbly legs and they were secured pretty tightly with two bigger bungee cords! And duct tape... No kidding.
So, I guess the old adage applies: if the cord fits, wear it.
My recommendation: creativity will never die. There must be a way around hanging a light fixture that is too big for a base. And the bungee cord may just be one of them! Don't get, um, hung up on appearances. This may be a trend that is soon to take off! Or go up. Or get our minds wrapped around. Whatever.
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