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bucksone 06-02-2012 09:21 PM

smelly lightbulbs
 
Two of the three lightbulbs in my son's ceiling fan burned out so I replaced them with the same bulbs, 60watt ceiling fan bulbs made by GE. He says they smell, possibly an electrical burning smell. I don't have the greatest sense of smell, but I thought they smelled bad as well. Could there be some defect in the bulbs that would make them smell bad?

k_buz 06-02-2012 09:25 PM

Turn the lights off and check the sockets. Sometimes the heat from the lamps can melt the plastic sockets.

bucksone 06-04-2012 03:37 PM

The sockets looked fine. I replaced the bulbs again and no smell, so I guess the other bulbs just had something wrong with them. Thanks for the reply.


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