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You lighting fails! « on: April 14, 2019, 11:20:59 AM » Author: Binarix128
Do you do any lighting fail, connect a discharge lamp direct to the local current meaning was a SBMV, or accidentally smashed an old lamp. Me too:

2 years ago, i maked a homemade lamp with a PLASTIC LAMPHOLDER, for connect a 160W SBMV lamp! and actually the lampholder is melted!  Grin Grin And I tried to glow the fluorescent tube filaments with a 12V power supply, or chech the fluorescent tubes are not broken with a kitchen lighter!  Grin Grin Grin

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Re: You lighting fails! « Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 08:07:22 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
I had a plug-to-light socket adapter with a 2-outlet-light-socket combo with a pull chain switch where the chain shorted at the plug and tripped the circuit breaker. I broke a few light bulbs as well. One broke by stacking it on top of another to which it fell of and broke on the other Roll Eyes It was rare too.  Cry The second one broke by a light falling off my bed and smashing it, and the third one broke by a desk lamp falling on top of it apparently.  Roll Eyes
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Re: You lighting fails! « Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 12:13:28 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
I once connected a 50 watt mercury vapor lamp to 120v thinking I connected it to a ballast that I had made. I ended up plugging the socket with the mercury lamp in it into the wall and plugging the ballast box into itself. Grin Luckily the lamp was only a modern Sylvania.
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Re: You lighting fails! « Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 09:18:28 PM » Author: Binarix128
 Grin Grin Grin Roll Eyes
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Re: You lighting fails! « Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 10:31:39 PM » Author: Lumex120
Hmmm... let's see:
-Had a clear 60w Duro-test AT19 roll off of a shelf and shatter on a CARPETED floor.
-Somehow improperly wired a 150w HPS CWA ballast from an M250R2 and had it start shooting flames... in my room. I couldn't get the smell out for weeks.
-Dropped a fluorescent aquarium light in the water while it was still on.
Not related to lighting but I ended up making chlorine gas when I was trying to make a hydrogen generator for my 8th grade science fair. Apparently you aren't supposed to use salt water but instead baking soda water.

I also have done tons of other really stupid things when I didn't know better. Fortunately I have a little more common sense now. Grin
I once connected a 50 watt mercury vapor lamp to 120v thinking I connected it to a ballast that I had made. I ended up plugging the socket with the mercury lamp in it into the wall and plugging the ballast box into itself. Grin Luckily the lamp was only a modern Sylvania.
what did it look like when it was turned on?
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Re: You lighting fails! « Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 11:53:18 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
-Put a 50w HPS lamp on a 320w PSMH ballast. The lamp exploded on the carpet. Almost ended up burning the entire house down.
-Destroyed a couple of vintage lamp packages.
-Killing a whole bunch of useful working lamps for some reason (F40s, C7s, etc. No HIDs fortunately.)
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Re: You lighting fails! « Reply #6 on: Today at 04:50:18 AM » Author: Fluorescent05
Hmmm... let's see:
what did it look like when it was turned on?
It just flashed brightly once, the arctube cracked, and it never worked again. The outer bulb stayed intact. I'm lucky it didn't explode because this was in my grandma's house.
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Re: You lighting fails! « Reply #7 on: Today at 04:52:42 AM » Author: Fluorescent05
-Put a 50w HPS lamp on a 320w PSMH ballast. The lamp exploded on the carpet. Almost ended up burning the entire house down.
-Destroyed a couple of vintage lamp packages.
-Killing a whole bunch of useful working lamps for some reason (F40s, C7s, etc. No HIDs fortunately.)

Did the 50 watt HPS immediately explode? If not, what did it do before exploding?
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