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Old 09-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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I've had this clf light in my bathroom for about a year now. Everytime I turn it on, it glows pink for about 15 seconds, then gets brighter. It never used to do this

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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The electronics in the base are going bad. Usually after they start glowing pink, not soon after they decide to go out. Either with a puff of smoke, or a flame shooting out at one side of the glass coming out of the base.

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It only really does it when it's cold out. The attic is above and makes the light in the exhaust fan cold. I have a cfl outside and it's just dim on start up when it's cold. The one in the bathroom is a dim pink when it's cold. Once it's warmed up, it's a bright white. I read somewhere that is was a lack of free mercury and that this should go away with use but it just now started doing this
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the cfl is just wear out or it is a brand that doesn't like cold, just change the cfl
i change mine once every 1-2 years (of course when they don't work anymore)
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