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Do you know what it means to have a lamp go supernova?

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Apr 29, 2008.

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Do you know what it means to have a lamp go supernova?

Poll closed May 29, 2008.
  1. Yes.

    47.1%
  2. No.

    5.9%
  3. I have a guess.

    38.2%
  4. I don't care.

    8.8%
  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    If you know, hold off on posting, just like the "Bonanza" thread.
     
  2. len

    len Well-Known Member

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    Again, never heard the expression, but I can guess what it means.


    Can you hand me that kinetic crew member adjustment tool?

    Yes, you can call it a hammer also.
     
  3. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    ....Seriously len? You've never heard that term? I thought that was an industry standard term.
     
  4. Lightingguy32

    Lightingguy32 Active Member

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    I know what it means
     
  5. porkchop

    porkchop Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard it in the past, but it seems pretty self explanatory.
     
  6. gafftapegreenia

    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

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    Yea I know this one. I've been saying it since I was like eight or something, I thought I "invented" it.
     
  7. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Sorry to "burst your envelope," Greenia. Any other myths you'd like us to dispel?
     
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    Van CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Just don't let him in on the whole " the world doesn't revolve around him" thing...that's always upsetting
     
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    gafftapegreenia CBMod CB Mods

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    Naw man, the world revolves around the actor, so they can try to screw in the lightbulb they are holding, all the while getting confused why the "lightbulb" doesn't seem to even have a screw base.


    You neglected the part where I came up with that term when I was eight or so, at that age, everything is original.
     
  10. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    See: Original = overheard at age 8.
     
  11. ship

    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Imagine a 28v lamp on a 120v source.... It's gonna work, gonna funcition at for every 1% change in voltage, a 3.6% change in luminous output added to a 0.4% change in color temperature, but 12% inverse change in lamp life. Yep, gonna get really bright really fast.. not gonna last long in that filament as if the sun going supernova.
     
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    I've done that with LEDs. They just go POOF! and blow away the dome top or crack the entire LED in half. IT's fun
     
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    I've had them go Supernova and then Volcano while I was inches away focusing. Big Bang...
     

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