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EOL on a T5 58w Bulb in fixture of my dads Shed. « on: June 16, 2010, 11:47:18 AM » Author: Fox Mantra
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I was in my dads shed taking pics of this  >> http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=1495&pos=0
And i tapped the end of the bulb as it was very black,  as soon as i did, it went off and wouldn't stop flickering, i think i couraged it to start going from the Filament, But if i twisted the bulb round once it came on and stayed on.  As in the pic. 
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Re: EOL on a T5 58w Bulb in fixture of my dads Shed. « Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 02:32:32 PM » Author: SuperSix
That's strange that it stays on after a twist, I'm not sure if the tapping you did somehow jarred the last bit of emitter off the filament.
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Re: EOL on a T5 58w Bulb in fixture of my dads Shed. « Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 05:57:28 AM » Author: Medved
I think it might have been some dirt (part of the phosphor,...) covering the last working part of the filament and when you twisted the lamp, it fell off, exposing the working part to the gas...
But the lamp would die soon anyway, i guess, so have the replacement tube and starter (the old one would be worn out by this long flashing) ready...
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