Archive for November 4th, 2017

Failed Compact Fluorescent Bulb

An overhead light in the Basement Laboratory went dark:

Failed CFL bulb

Failed CFL bulb

One end of the twisty tube got really really hot as it failed!

The Lab didn’t smell of electrical death, so the bulb must have failed while I was elsewhere. Metal enclosures with actual UL ratings suddenly seem like a Good Idea …