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Discussion in 'Wiki' started by Les, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Les

    Les Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    A term for a type of lamp failure where the lamp gets unusually bright just before it dies, much like the death of a star. The filament may burn so hot that it melts and exits the envelope. The pressure differential creates a sound described like that of a gunshot. Glass reflectors, lenses and even gobos can be damaged or ruined. Other times, the envelope remains intact, and the only evidence is a discolored and broken filament.

    See this thread: http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/lighting/12040-epic-fail-why-fels-bad.html.
     
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