Dangers of Glass Light Bulbs
What people really don’t think about when they’re screwing in a new light bulb is that these are actually very hazards. There have been many cases where light bulbs ended up burning the house down or caused electric shocks. No matter how simple screwing in a bulb is, you need to be very careful about it.
Below are a few hazards to keep in mind when working with light bulbs.
Electric Shock The most common hazard, you need to be cautious about electricity when you’re working with light bulbs. Electric currents can easily leak into the bulbs metal parts and into your hands. In fact, there have been a number of cases where big brands got into controversies because certain models caused shock when installed.
Before buying a bulb, make sure that it’s made with the best quality material and that it went through strict quality and safety certifications. The brand should be accredited by a trusted quality control body.
Fires Where there’s electricity, there’s bound to be fire. Common types of bulbs, like incandescent, have a tendency to produce a lot of heat after being kept on for a long period of time.
This makes them a fire hazard, and it’s important that you keep materials that are made out of light materials like fabric and paper away from it. You might want to use newer bulbs that produce less heat, like LEDs, for lamps that are covered with fabric.
Breakage Glass bulbs are very prone to breaking. If you see any scratches or cracks on the surface, even if they’re just tiny, don’t use the bulb. If you accidentally drop it, keep your pets and kids away and clean the area carefully.
For a safer option, try newer bulbs like LED bulbs since they’re commonly made with plastic, making them sturdier.
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