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#3210835 - 04/01/13 07:46 PM CFL bulb exploded
Mag
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Anyone have one of these bulbs explode? We had one from a ceiling fan pop and shards of glass went everywhere! Here is a pick showing the end. My 18 month old Grandson was under it 10 minutes before!


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#3210846 - 04/01/13 07:53 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: Mag]
in the dog house!
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Bad stuff in those..... lucky
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#3210851 - 04/01/13 07:55 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: in the dog house!]
rem270
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Dang. Glad little man wasnt near it.
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#3210866 - 04/01/13 08:08 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: rem270]
FLTENNHUNTER1
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Better call a hazmat team.
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#3210884 - 04/01/13 08:18 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
DaveB
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Two of them have broken like that, both were inside the same closet light fixture. I replaced the entire light after the second one.

In order to find all the pieces, just take your socks off and walk around. I know this works.

Be glad it wasn't a Pyrex bowl dropped on a tile floor. The explosion deafened me and I had glass sticking out of my jeans, which were dirty anyway.

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#3210912 - 04/01/13 08:34 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: DaveB]
Camp David
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Crap. Really, what are you supposed to do?

Don't these come from China, the country known for their quality control? Need to get rid of some mercury, let China make bulbs.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cfl.asp

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/cflbulb.asp

I like the CFL idea, but question the whole "where they come from" and we have to buy them idea.

We should know by now that China doesn't make anything safe. In fact, their crap is dangerous.
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#3211006 - 04/01/13 09:53 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: Camp David]
BlackBelt
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Had one catch my lamp on fire. Did internet search and found others had the same issue.
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#3211036 - 04/01/13 11:17 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: BlackBelt]
catman529
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dang they suck

I would like LED technology to advance and become more affordable. I like LEDs. And traditional fluorescent tubes... my man cave is lit mainly by 4 foot shop lights. Incandescent in the lamp and spotlight. And the can lights that I never use...
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#3211038 - 04/01/13 11:21 PM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: catman529]
gasman
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Incandescent is the way to go! Oh wait..... The government says we're not gonna be able to use them any more.
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#3211040 - 04/02/13 12:07 AM Re: CFL bulb exploded [Re: gasman]
156p&y
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Yeah those things are full of mercury. I replaced all the florescent tubes on the farm I manage with LEDs. You just have to bypass the ballast and direct wire them. They pay for themselves in energy cost if you can afford the upfront cost.
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