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Bulb goes pop... [Apr. 3rd, 2010|10:13 am]
The Love Bug
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Well, that was fairly scary.

I've just switched the light on in the living room, and one of the bulbs flished, pinged, and went out. Standard activity for when a bulb blows.

What I didn't expect, was for the bulb to be launched upwards out of the fitting, to land a second later on the carpet, mere millimeters from the fireplace.

Scared the crap out of me, fortunately the kids didn't really notice, and only really reacted to my own reaction.

We're now down to one bulb remaining out of three... I think I need to go to B&Q this afternoon.

From: catwoman2704
2010-04-03 09:29 am (UTC)
It is dam scary when that happens...
Enjoy B&Q
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2010-04-03 09:33 am (UTC)
I've never known a bulb to pop out like that before!
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From: catwoman2704
2010-04-03 09:39 am (UTC)
There is one particular light fitting at work that the bulb does that all the time, mind i think there could be a fault as it is always popping bulbs
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2010-04-03 09:44 am (UTC)
Well, this bulb is the last of its type in the house. All of our candle bulbs are now being replaced with energy-saving equivalents.

It's only the kitchen, extension and bathroom that we need to change now. The kids bedroom and the spare bedroom are the only rooms that will remain with conventional bulb, because they have dimmers.
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