Must read- WARNING……..Globe Brand CFL Light Bulb from china !!!!

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Below is a picture of a CFL light bulb from my 
bathroom.  I turned it on the other day and 
then smelled smoke after a few minutes.
Four inch flames were spewing out of the side of
the ballast like a blow torch!  I 
immediately turned off the lights.  But I’m 
sure it would have caused a fire if I was not 
right there.  Imagine if the kids had left 
the lights on as usual when they were not in the 
room.I took the bulb to the Fire Department
to report the incident.  The Fireman wasn’t
at all surprised and said that it was not an
uncommon occurrence.   Apparently,
sometimes when the bulb burns out there is a 
chance that the ballast can start a fire.  
He told me that the Fire Marshall had issued 
reports about the dangers of these bulbs. 
Upon doing some Internet research,

itseems that bulbs made by “Globe” in China seem 
to have the lion’s share ofproblems.  

Lots of fires have been blamed on misuse of CFL 
bulbs, like using them in recessed lighting, pot 
lights, dimmers or in track lighting.  Mine 
was installed in a normal light socket.
I bought these at Wal-Mart.  I will 
be removing all the Globe bulbs from my house.
CFL bulbs are a great energy saver but make sure 
you buy a name brand like Sylvania, Phillips or 
GE and not the ones from China .  







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