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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #15 on: October 21, 2008, 04:12:42 PM » Author: sparkie
@sparkie this might sound like a dumb question,but was it an incandescent lamp? ???

Yes it was! A 40w GE golf ball shaped bulb to be exact - in the base of a lava lamp.
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #16 on: October 21, 2008, 09:31:15 PM » Author: FGS
I had one that exploded. It was a Philips 90w Econ-o-watt inside frosted lamp. The cause was weird. The outer glass had a very slow leaking hairline crack. I left it on and later in the day I found the bulb had gone black and shattered!

Thought the Econ-o-Watt label were for fluoros lamps. Never seen a incandescent econ-o-watt lamp. Do you have a pic of it and the box? So I can recognize them when I see it.
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #17 on: October 22, 2008, 02:42:35 AM » Author: Silverliner
FGS, I'll post a pic of an NOS 80s Philips 90w Econowatt with its 2 bulb sleeve in a day or two. Yes Econ-o-watt was applied to reduced wattage incandescents also.
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #18 on: October 22, 2008, 09:16:24 AM » Author: Mr. Big
I remember, in one particular hotel I stayed in one time, the bulbs were weird! They were Philips surge proof bulbs, that was the only place I saw them!
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #19 on: November 06, 2008, 06:13:24 PM » Author: don93s
Not too long ago, I bought a new GE quartz halogen flood and had it lit for about a day without any problem. Then I left for a few hours.....while the lamp was dimmed on a variac controlled fixture, came back, and noticed the lamp stopped working. I looked at the lamp and noticed that the quartz tube inside was shattered to a million pieces. I returned the lamp to Lowes and got my money back!
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #20 on: November 06, 2008, 08:19:37 PM » Author: Mr. Big
Not too long ago, I bought a new GE quartz halogen flood and had it lit for about a day without any problem. Then I left for a few hours.....while the lamp was dimmed on a variac controlled fixture, came back, and noticed the lamp stopped working. I looked at the lamp and noticed that the quartz tube inside was shattered to a million pieces. I returned the lamp to Lowes and got my money back!

and knowing Lowes, they probably put it back on the shelf!
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #21 on: November 07, 2008, 10:23:47 PM » Author: Foxtronix
Reminds me of when I plugged on christmas lights when I was 7 and one of the lamps exploded. I was afraid! :o It took me an whole year before plugging christmas lights again!  ;D
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #22 on: November 07, 2008, 11:55:44 PM » Author: form109
Ever hooked a Christmas lamp up to a 9 volt battery, it's really bright for a few minutes, and then it goes out leaving a nice silvery coating on the glass!  ;D
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Re: Exploding Incandescent Lamp « Reply #23 on: November 08, 2008, 04:31:32 PM » Author: form109
sometimes i hook an incandescent lamp with a broken filiment up to a microwave oven transfromer its fun to watch the orange and bluesih glow,i usually let it run until the filiment is vaporized down to the lead wires,that leaves a nice silvereish coating on the bulb!
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