change your bulbs


change your bulbs
   to become subject to mental abnormality
   Presumably from the difference in light emitted when those of different wattage are selected:
    It's Grandpa's dying that's changed her bulbs, (de Bernières, 1994 — she had seen what she thought was a ghost)

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