Catastrophic lamp failures

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by icewolf08, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Scarrgo

    Scarrgo Well-Known Member

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    I thought someone was playing with a lighting strike....and I did something like that when the shop sent out the wrong voltage ACL's...I didnt check, just installed, oh look, bright light...for a sec...lol

    They didnt fire him, but moved him back to being the truck driver, and there are a couple of funny head smacking storys about his driving also, but different thread....

    He was a nice enough guy but he had what we called the "crow syndrome", wanted to do all the fun things, but than would wine because someone else was driving the truck, his truck...
     
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    I know you posted this a while back, but I remember a thread about this a few years ago.

     
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    I remember reading that now, I wonder if we ended up with some old stock from wherever it was that my boss ordered those lamps.
     
  4. Amiers

    Amiers Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.

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    On a job site yesterday at a hotel for Destination PlayStation and I saw this gem.
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    I couldn’t help but laugh. Phillips what are you doing....

    Btw that’s plastic if anyone was wondering. I doubt they saved any money using what they think was less plastic and spent more money on design and the extruder die to mold that.

    I didn’t turn it on as I couldn’t believe what I saw.
     
  5. Scarrgo

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    I have one of those, works well, I use it in an outside light....light is pretty even as far as I can tell

    Sean...
     
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    sk8rsdad Well-Known Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Yup, now it's droop, failing emitters and power supplies, inrush current, erratic dimming, etc.

    So... progress?
     
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    Amiers Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.

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    I think he means cause it’s sticky. Some people don’t hit new posts or visit everyday like we do.
     
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    Specifically: you only see it as a stickie *if you go to the Board index for a specific forum*.

    If you only use New Posts or Recent Posts (as many Old Hats do), you won't see it unless someone posts to it.
     
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    It's there in the area of the welcome part title section but seemingly isn't used much. Given it's called what it is, I can see how Mark has this concern - our repair department at this point replaces just as many if not more LED bad strips or nodes to lamps at this point, yet its not a light source in general topic (which would be useless.) Certainly know I replace possibly as much bad LED tape as I see specific problems with mover lamps or halogen types I'm ready to go even private about for most lamps at this point. There are trends I see but nothing formed up you, and certainly nothing I would go public with.

    Given the lack of use on the constant topic at the head of the discussions, and its lack of use... might be more useful for a topic if brought up when it gets brought up for individual posts.
     
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    Just found this hanging out of one of the cyc light. The lamp melted a hole in the reflector.....
     

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    That was definitely a lamp which was touched by the hand. Must have been a good quality brand of lamp for the filament to last that long.

    Expand that one reflecteor melted thru by about 48x. One summer we had 8 cyc's come back with melted down or seriously burnt reflectors. Never seen that before... Only thing I could figure was the person prepping the lights cleaned the reflectors with GoofOff instead of denatured alcohol. Couldn't reproduce the problem other than with this in testing all cleaning materials in the department.
     
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    I had a similar thing happen where a FOH par (I didn't put it there) had a lamp blow with such force it took a piece of lens. The scary thing was that the lamp explosion was powerful enough to crack the lens and send a chunk flying down 20 feet into the audience, but when the piece hit the floor it stayed as one. The explosion of the lamp must have been more powerful than the fall back to Earth (scary stuff). Theres also a large dent in the lamp housing from it.
     
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