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Old 19-09-2019, 07:16 AM
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Has anybody any knowledge of why energy saving light bulbs get dangerously hot? I use these in almost every room in the house and I went to take one out recently that had been on for a few hours previously and it was scalding hot. Even dangerously so. It was mostly the ballast part, the glass was a little less hot. They get so hot that any dust that forms on the bulb is burning and creating a black ring on the white ceiling paint above. Anybody have any recommendations for an energy saving bulbs that doesn’t get so ridiculously hot???
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Old 19-09-2019, 08:03 AM
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Has anybody any knowledge of why energy saving light bulbs get dangerously hot? I use these in almost every room in the house and I went to take one out recently that had been on for a few hours previously and it was scalding hot. Even dangerously so. It was mostly the ballast part, the glass was a little less hot. They get so hot that any dust that forms on the bulb is burning and creating a black ring on the white ceiling paint above. Anybody have any recommendations for an energy saving bulbs that doesn’t get so ridiculously hot???
LED y'all
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Old 19-09-2019, 08:06 AM
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Has anybody any knowledge of why energy saving light bulbs get dangerously hot? I use these in almost every room in the house and I went to take one out recently that had been on for a few hours previously and it was scalding hot. Even dangerously so. It was mostly the ballast part, the glass was a little less hot. They get so hot that any dust that forms on the bulb is burning and creating a black ring on the white ceiling paint above. Anybody have any recommendations for an energy saving bulbs that doesn’t get so ridiculously hot???
LED is certainly a lot cooler. I'm no fan of those CFL lights but did you buy yours from a reputable source? I've never encountered lights overheating to the degree you're describing.
Have you any issue with any of your other electrical appliances in the house?
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Old 19-09-2019, 08:10 AM
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Has anybody any knowledge of why energy saving light bulbs get dangerously hot? I use these in almost every room in the house and I went to take one out recently that had been on for a few hours previously and it was scalding hot. Even dangerously so. It was mostly the ballast part, the glass was a little less hot. They get so hot that any dust that forms on the bulb is burning and creating a black ring on the white ceiling paint above. Anybody have any recommendations for an energy saving bulbs that doesn’t get so ridiculously hot???
Watt?
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Old 19-09-2019, 08:12 AM
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LED is certainly a lot cooler. I'm no fan of those CFL lights but did you buy yours from a reputable source? I've never encountered lights overheating to the degree you're describing.
Have you any issue with any of your other electrical appliances in the house?
I have a mix and match of bulb manufacturers to be honest. Some of them are 50watt Philips ones, some of them are generic Aldi/lidl ones. They all have the same overheating issues. All other appliances are fine in the house, even the electric shower is perfect. It’s weird, energy saving bulbs that throw off as much heat (if not more) that a conventional filament bayonet bulb is not very energy efficient at all at all!!
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Old 19-09-2019, 08:17 AM
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Watt?
You had to get your plug in
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Old 19-09-2019, 08:39 AM
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You had to get your plug in
I'm adaptable at the best of times.
Resistance is futile.
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Old 19-09-2019, 08:55 AM
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I have a mix and match of bulb manufacturers to be honest. Some of them are 50watt Philips ones, some of them are generic Aldi/lidl ones. They all have the same overheating issues. All other appliances are fine in the house, even the electric shower is perfect. It’s weird, energy saving bulbs that throw off as much heat (if not more) that a conventional filament bayonet bulb is not very energy efficient at all at all!!
Before going to the cost of an electrician you could see if you could try out a few of your lights in a friends house. If you still have an issue and their still heating up to an alarming temperature as you say, then I'd get rid of those lights and get a newer different type.
If your pal has some of his own lights you could compare the heating in yours to his. You may just be a drama queen

If they're not heating so dramatically in your friends house, then the problem is in your home and will likely need to be checked out and repaired by an electrician.
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Old 19-09-2019, 09:38 AM
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Shitty Europe and their moody bulbs.

And hoovers.

And fruit & veg shapes/sizes.

Did I mention the shitty monopoly money as well?

The whole lot is a skank, and we just lap it up.
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Old 19-09-2019, 12:08 PM
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Energise me bollix, any viagra m8s?
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