Burned (out) CFL – February 22, 2011

Installed horizontal for about a year” is the report which came with this photo.

It was removed from a home in Loiusville, KY.

Is that the UL label on the right side, about an inch from the burned area?  Hmmm.

If you find this to be an acceptable failure mode, and if you do not care about the people around you, then go ahead and convert to CFLs.

Better yet, call your Congressman and Congressman Fred Upton, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, at Phone: (202) 225-3761.  He said he’d repeal the incandescent ban.  Perhaps we need to remind Congress of the “WHY”.

Please see the EPA “Suggestions” for Cleanup of a Broken CFL, in the “Posts”.  Be sure you read the part about throwing away your clothes if they have any particles on them.  And these are harmless little Green Wonders?  Not.

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3 Responses to Burned (out) CFL – February 22, 2011

  1. Mark Demers says:

    We all know or should by now that if you buy an inferior product problems may arise. CFL bulbs are to be considered dangerous because of many problems that come with them . The burning out of these bulbs have different outcomes. Sometimes it just burns the plastic but I have heard of other times when the bulb actually start to throw a flame straight out the connection between the glass and the plastic. Other problems with these bulbs is the dirty electricity it creates in the home and the clean up process is crazy .In my view CFL`s should be banned for safety reasons . CFL`s can easily be replaced with LED`s which are safe.
    The government should stop giving rebates or incentives for us to purchase the CFL`s and start giving incentives or rebates on LED`s instead – that is if they care enough about people to do the right thing.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you for your comments.

    You are right on. Your experience mirrors mine.

  3. Carin says:

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