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Offline mengfei

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Re: The "magic Smoke" LED light
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2017, 01:14:07 am »
Better be safe & get either a Philips or Osram even though their 5X the price coz their worth it.

Offline GreyWoolfe

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Re: The "magic Smoke" LED light
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2017, 09:44:08 pm »
I recently bought a box of Ecosmart 60W equivalent bulbs for our bedroom.  All in simple lamps, no enclosures.  We do have a smoke alarm!  SWMBO and I really do like the light over the CFL bulbs we had and the fact the cost was half of the equivalent Cree bulbs.  I will be looking at them regularly for signs of the magic smoke ready to escape.
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Offline electr_peter

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Re: The "magic Smoke" LED light
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2017, 10:04:25 pm »
Was the bulb in a fully recessed ceiling fixture? If so, was the bulb rated for that?

I'm begun to replace all of the incandescent flood lights in all of my house's ceiling fixtures (about 30 of them) with LED bulbs and am concerned about the failure modes of these bulbs. When incandescent bulbs fail, they just pop their filament and that's it--no melting of the bulb housing. LEDs tend to fail more spectacularly and I'm not sure that I trust them not to start a fire.  :palm:
The bulb was rated for a recessed fixture also rated indoor outdoor and dimable.  I actually had it in a ceiling fan, in one of the fluted glass fixtures to shine light in the area the kids play.
I am have had mixed experience with CFL and LED lights. IMHO lighting fixtures should have holes/ventilation otherwise it gets too hot for LEDs or CFL bulbs. Some energy is wasted, overtime it heats up air, air rises, gets hotter and hotter...
Ventilation is important if light is turned on for prolonged periods (1h or more).

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