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Exploding Ecolite Bulb

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 19:07:31 -0400 (CLT)

When we moved to a new flat, and redecorated throughout (almost) we bought
the "energy efficient" bulbs that are like little folded-up flourescent
tubes.  The one that is (or rather was) above me as I type at the computer
has been "acting up" - taking a long time to reach maximum brightness.

Anyway, it just exploded.  There was a loud "pop" and some of the casing
(not the tube) flew out.  The circuit breaker for this part of the house
tripped.  I removed the bulb and reset the circuit - everything else seems
OK.  The bulb now has a hole in the white body that you can see only if
you look down between the tubes (ie "head on").  I guess it was a
capacitor of some kind.

Anyway, the bulb was an Ecolite 220V 15W screw thread, bought in Chile.

Andrew

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