posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 04:06 AM
Don’t get those junk light bulbs, any of them. Why when they do go out, They never go out all the way out. These cause an electrical short in the
bulb itself and may not trip your breaker. ( My electrical system is new ) It does some strange things in the circuit itself back to the panel. Some
insulation melted on my conductors in the wall.
It was hard pinning this down. I Found out it was the bulb itself after tracing the entire circuit. I pulled the lamp off the circuit plugged it in
another outlet . The lamp cord was super hot, that is what gave me the clue. Not to mention the bulb still worked normal, somewhat. These bulbs
could burn down your house , and they have. Several homes burned to the ground last year because of these blubs, maybe more. I still read a lot of
industry electrical news. This is how I found out about them . I also submitted my meter reading to the NEC board, and Consumer protection. I used to
be an electrician before the military and still hold my license to do some work now and then on the side. So take it from Pro. Don’t put these
in your house. The bulbs made in china are really bad and were found to have burned down 3 of the homes I mentioned above. Bought from that big
orange store. Also these bulbs are known to effect hearing aids, they will mess them up if you wear them near these bulbs.
This junk almost burned down my home too. Melted the 12/2 conductors in the wall. I shut down the circuit when I smelled smoke, and traced the
problem to this crap bulb. Lucky my walls were open for the remodel. no damage to the home just the conductors. Pulled the cable re-did the run. good
as new. Never again will I buy any type of bulbs like these.