Kristian King: In my bathroom I saw one of those light bulbs above the sink start flickering I didn't think anything of it exept for the bulb to go out. And it did. But I started to smell a bad oder comming from the bulb and it looked all burned o the bottom. Be careful if you still want them in your home be sure to turn off the light if it s tarts to flicker
Wankeroo: These bulbs don't last anywhere near as long as they advertise and the light they emit is SOULLESS!! When they burn out they leave you with the smell of demonic hell vapours!! Never again "enersaver"! Never again!
Amelia Cousens: This happened to me tonight!!
egidiusb: Same here with a Hyundai lamp. Smell, melts, fumes, no flames by the time I switched off and removed the thing.
***Classified***: LED's do this too..
motormaxi1000: Super danger 5 grams of MERCURY dust in your home :(
c3pfett: Ben Hutchinson. I hope your house burns down from one of these crapy bulbs. Just had one here in north America literally blow flames out of it. But hey, it's only a few peoples houses that burn. Jack ass
c3pfett: Love some of the posts here. Ben Hutch
Kathleen Madsen: The exact same thing happened to me about an hour ago. Searched the entire house trying to figure out where the awful electric fire smell was coming from with no success. Then I came back into the living room and my reading lamp was off so I removed the compact bulb and it looks exactly like your picture....NEVER using these again!!
R. Pearson: YES I WORK AT LOWES AND ECOBRIGHT LIGHT BULBS CATCH FIRE AND SMOKE!!!! DO NOT USE !!!! WE DO NOT CARRY THIS BRAND
mattokc: I'm watching this video from a hotel room, where my family and I are staying nw. Want to guess why? A CFL bulb's electronics actually burned through the base of the bulb and ignited a fire that destroyed our living room and ruined the rest of the house with smoke, and killed our pet cat. We'll be out of our home for 5-9 months. When looking for the fire cause, the investigator pinpointed the origin and asked, "Did you lave a lamp there?" I said we did. He said he was certain it was the cause. When we found the lamp in the rubble, the CFL bulb base was blow OUTWARD, not melted from external fire, exactly where he located the point of origin.
Robert O'Toole: That just happened to a GE lightbulb in my house. Event after five minutes after taking it out it was still hot and leaking gas. I put it in a bucket of water to cool down. Expensive, supposedly high quality. Dangerous.
Steve Savage: CFL's are supposed to have internal fusing, but with every one of them made in China, you see a lot of hand-soldering done there and mistakes are made.
regilio marto: happened to me 5 times already!!!
Tyler Effinger: This just happened to a Sylvania 23W 120V bulb that I had in a normal socket in my bathroom. Flipped the switch, heard a weird crackling sound, looked up and saw thin smoke streaming from the fixture. Immediately turned off the switch and removed the bulb.
This is SCARY!!!! What would have happened if I left the room with the light on?!?! I'm really curious now, and I might find a safe test area to try this out. I could easily see this catching a lamp shade on fire if left long enough.
Dean Bruckner: Same thing happened to me this evening. SYLVANIA 30W 120V 60 Hz DF30EL/TWIST with code G505 stamped on it. I'll be removing all of these from my house and ordering regular incandescent bulbs from Canada if I need to. This once again shows that politicians in Washington DC are incompetent to make decisions like this for all Americans. They can't even pass a budget or keep from spending money like drunken sailors, and they tell us which kind of unsafe light bulbs we must have in our house? Ridiculous! Dean Bruckner, Ph.D., P.E., Electrical Engineer
Chilly Dippers: If that bulb was sold in North America then it won't burn. I dare you try and get it to catch fire with a blow torch. Yes is will melt and stink, but when you remove the torch the plastic will will extinguish within seconds.
Anthony Catalano: It happen to me also.
Vanessa Lopez: That happen to me not that long ago. In fact more like an hour and a half ago. The smell of it burning was really bad. It took us a while to figure out it was the CFLs from my desk lap.
KeeDx3: The amount of mercury in a single bulb is not enough to be dangerous unless you directly consume (eat) it. If you break 100 of them, that's a different story. Clean up is pretty simple - dustpan and broom, and optionally using duct tape to pick up small fragments. Some people suggest airing out the room, which is advisable but not crucial as the same amount of mercury can be found in a can of tuna fish.
Dangerous, CFLs, compact fluorescent light bulbs burning, catching fire.5
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