Consumer Warning: Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Danger

January 22, 2009


Don’t know how widespread this is… But Mission Control, we have a very serious fire hazard.


One of our CFLs outlived its functionality, and almost caused a fire. No joke… Smoke, the whole deal… Take a look at the pic below (particularly the charred/melted base where the glass tubes meet the plastic housing).


maxlight-15w-economax

Looks like I’m not the only one who’s had this problem… (In my situation, I was dealing with a MaxLight 15W EconoMax bulb)


http://chervil-earth.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-safe-are-cfls.html


Regardless, this is a real fire hazard… Be aware and be safe.


Alan Speakman