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exploding lightbulbs

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by cjb1971, 20 Mar 2007.

  1. cjb1971

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    We had 10 mains powered halogen downlighters installed in kitchen a few weeks ago the other day the bulb furthest from switch blew -causing a spark at switch and blowing fuse-tonite the bulb right next to switch did the same but this time the bulb itself exploded!would this be an electrical problem or a prob with the bulbs-banq own brand lighting-bulbs came with lights
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    It is not unheard of for halogen spots to "explode", the last time I had this problem after installing them, the supplier/manufacturer not only replaced the lamps, but also paid for burnt carpet & bed linen that the hot glass affected.Get on to your supplier & raise hell!!
     
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    Get used to it. If you must buy fire hazards buy decent ones. ;)
     
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    In the instance I had it they were made by a reputable major manufacturer, which is why I would no longer recommend them ,especially in bedrooms.
     
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    Another reason to use low energy downlighters! :LOL:
     
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    ugh, downlighters.
     
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