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is my bulb broke?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by snowman82, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. snowman82

    snowman82 Experienced Reefkeeper

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    i noticed some wierd sounds coming from this bulb then looked and saw some arching from it and the socket. it will light still but archs here is a pic of where it was arching
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  2. einsteins

    einsteins Experienced Reefkeeper

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    I wouldnt risk it...
    Looks broken or even defective to me.

    Replace ASAP!

    eins
     
  3. FishBrain Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    I would say it is defective and a possable fire hazard!!

    I would pitch it !!!
     
  4. snowman82

    snowman82 Experienced Reefkeeper

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    hmm, i wonder why it would of all the suddenly done that? neither ballast or bulb are new
     
  5. Luukosian

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    Lucky you caught it before it started a fire.
     
  6. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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    oh I agree, if it is arching it is a major fire hazard! Maybe try seeing if you can get it replaces for free?
     
  7. snowman82

    snowman82 Experienced Reefkeeper

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    i doubt that, i bought the whole setup used and have no reciept on the bulb, have been running the bulb problem free for a month now /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/sad.gif
     
  8. Phathead

    Phathead Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Dont risk starting something on fire just remember to recyle the bulb dont just throw those away.
     
  9. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Good point, the bulb contains mercury.


    info:

    Ice cap is paying for the shipping & recycling of Metal Halide bulbs.

    Did you know that 1 metal halide bulb has enough mercury to contaminate 2,000 gallons of water.


    In America, one-in-six children born every year have been exposed to mercury levels so high that they are potentially at risk for learning disabilities, motor skill impairment and short-term memory loss.

    Please save your MH bulbs when done with them & we will collect them at club events for recyling.

    Currenty they are not accepting T-5 or other bulbs. They would like to expand the program in the future to include these bulbs as they also have mercury in them.
     
  10. FishBrain Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    Man I didn't know all that thanks for the info I'll be sure to recycle my bulbs!!

    -Bill
     
  11. snowman82

    snowman82 Experienced Reefkeeper

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    yeah i still got my bulb sitting here, have thought about getting ahold of hamilton to see if they could atleast tell me how it happened, luckily i had an extra bulb...but now i'm without a spare and broke, hope another don't go out haha
     

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