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    Question light bulbs

    what would cause a incandescent down-light bulb to explode??

    had one do just that this morning, it was on at the time
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    Default Re: light bulbs

    Poltergeist?

    How old was the light? - might have been an imperfection in the glass...

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    fairly old i believe, still never happened before in my memeory
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    Youse guys and your 220 volt systems!

    Sure it wasn't a flashbulb?


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    hey settle down there surfer joe

    it was one of those flat mushroom type bulbs
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    Ah! There's your problem - mushrooms are supposed to be kept in the dark. I bet you lit this one up!!!

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    like the 4th of july

    oh wait thats not till saturday, damn!!!
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    I've had one explode. It happens.

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    I could see that happening if a crack developed in the glass, allowing oxygen in. Quite entertaining to watch a filament go when exposed to air - as opposed to the inert gas that should surround it.
    And we're on 230v, the real deal.
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    I suspect they actually implode, rather than explode.

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