Monday, September 22, 2008

You light up my life... eventually

The burned-out bulb:
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How would you interpret that warning? Are totally enclosed fixtures okay?

6 comments:

Mel said...

Not sure, but it sounds like it is not acceptible for canister type lighting.

Bethany said...

I've used these in enclosed overhead fixtures for years without incident. I suspect it's overhead fixtures that are enclosed and recessed in the ceiling they want you to avoid.

Bethany said...

This is what GE says:

http://www.gelighting.com/na/home_lighting/ask_us/faq_compact.htm#enclosed

noricum said...

Hmmm, yes, it does seem to say I'm using it in an okay method. I guess it was just a dud bulb, or perhaps it got too hot anyway. I'm not using a recessed canister, but the "shade" is a closed glass bulb.

shillelagh said...

You know not to throw it in the regular garbage, right? Because there's a minute amount of mercury in the bulb somewhere. I have no idea where/how you are to dispose of it... maybe Google will tell us.

noricum said...

Yep. I think Home Depot recycles them. It's sitting on my (very cluttered) desk right now, waiting to be taken care of. ;)