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Old 10-17-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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I have a self-contained chinese type CFL that has been blinking on and off for a while now. It is on a rail-type lighting adapter. I adapted the CFL by drilling 7/32nd holes in the cup just above the screw adapter. I had noticed a smell (like the magic smoke in amps). This thing was HOT!!! It's been running now about 3 hours, no blinking, also light is noticeably brighter. I DO NOT advise this modification, but, the light was driving me crazy. Comments????????????
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Avez-vous le numéro de téléphone pour des pompiers ?

( Do you have the phone number for fire department ? )

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Because its stupid and dangerous to modify anything that is listed for a purpose. Especially drilling a hole in a florescent lamp. That is beyond stupid. Its idiotic, like I said.

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For our number { French fire dept } 18

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