CFL Bulbs Hazard‏

JUST THOUGHT I’D LIKE PEOPLE TO SEE THIS SO YOU DONT LOSE YOUR HOME TO FIRE

 

Below is a picture of a  CFL light bulb from my bathroom.  I turned it on the other  day and then smelled smoke after a few minutes.  Four inch  flames were spewing out of the side of the ballast like a blow  torch!  I immediately turned off the lights.  But I’m  sure it would have caused a fire if I was not right there.   Imagine if the kids had left the lights on as usual when they  were not in the room.

I took the bulb to the  Fire Department to report the incident.  The Fireman wasn’t  at all surprised and said that it was not an uncommon  occurrence.   Apparently, sometimes when the bulb  burns out there is a chance that the ballast can start a  fire.  He told me that the Fire Marshall had issued reports  about the dangers of these bulbs.

Upon  doing some Internet research, it seems that bulbs made by  “Globe” in China seem to have the lion’s share of  problems.  Lots of fires have been blamed on misuse of CFL  bulbs, like using them in recessed lighting, pot lights, dimmers  or in track lighting.  Mine was installed in a normal light  socket.

I  bought these at Wal-Mart.  I will be removing all the Globe  bulbs from my house. CFL bulbs are a great energy saver but make  sure you buy a name brand like Sylvania , Phillips or GE and not  the ones from China .


       PASS THIS ON TO  YOUR FRIENDS…………

http://www.execulink.com/~impact/fluorescent_lights.htm

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