Touch of Death

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Fearless Leader, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    [vent]I just killed 8 yes 8 fluorescent bulbs, the expensive ones that last for ever and use wicked low amounts of electricity. The second i turned them on, flash of bright light and it was dead.[/vent]
     
  2. UserofMacOSX macrumors member

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    Must have been a manufacturing error, take them back and explain.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree. Sounds like a batch!
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i'd have you're fixture looked at to make sure its not causing problems.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Good point as well. Maybe the fixture just went bad.
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yeah, try out a regular bulb first.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    But after the 8th time, they might start to get a bit suspicious...
     
  8. Fearless Leader thread starter macrumors 68020

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    not all in the same fixture. 4 of them were in the fixture and it works now with some tungsten bulbs. and the 4 other were in different places in my house. I was starting to get a bit freaked out.
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    depends could be the bulbs where all from the same batch and the batch was bad
    It seems more likely that it is the fixtures or the capacitor in the fixtures are blowing the bulb by pumping to much juice though them

    edit: after reading OP new post. Could be the wiring in the house is bad. Seem odd that they would fail like that because I have like 7 in the house here. Did have 2 100W ones outside until an hell storm broke them.
     
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    These are the weird moments -- consecutive improbabilties that conspire to convince us that we come from the future or that the entire universe has just slid off the horizon.

    So, go ahead then -- you're liminal enough. Say Beetlejuice three times.

    We all want to know what happens.
     
  12. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Problem with the starters? We get issues with ours sometimes. Prone to flickering and that.
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    A couple of months ago I came into work on Monday and was greeted with the blue screen of death. I got my computer replaced, but the replacement proceeded to crash in new and inventive ways all week. I got the nickname "Chris of Death" from it :D

    The following Monday, another computer had also bluescreened. Over the next few weeks, several computers had their motherboards replaced: It turned out that there was a fault with the batch, but the problem didn't manifest until summer.

    Hmm, apparently I wasn't supposed to tell you that; my mouse just leapt into my rubbish bin.
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Those compact florescent lights (I'm assuming that's what you're referring to) are notoriously picky about voltages.

    I've also seen them burst into smoke for no apparent reason.
     
  15. Fearless Leader thread starter macrumors 68020

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    weird.

    edit: God hates me or something, I just blew out a tungsten bulb in the lamp by my bed. The strange thing is that I was thinking about how weird it would be if it went out.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If I attached a few lightbulbs to the head of someone I didn't like, can you make them explode?

    Thanks in advance,

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