Light bulbs, such as those found in household lamp receptacles, provide enough light to illuminate a large room under the right conditions. To light a household light bulb with a car battery, an electronic device called a power inverter may be used.
Attach the red inverter clamp to the positive battery terminal. Attach the black inverter clamp to the black battery terminal.
Turn on the power inverter. Allow approximately five seconds for the inverter electronics to warm up.
Plug the lamp into the inverter outlet. Turn on the lamp; the light should illuminate.
Using a car battery to directly power a light bulb may damage the bulb or the battery.