Until recently our bathroom light had a 26W (150watt equiv) low energy lamp
Its light output suddenly reduced by about 50%.
I switched off and took the lamp to the kitchen to throw it in the bin.
When it landed on top of the rubbish it flashed for an instant at the
I have not been able to repeat the effect.
Anybody any ideas as to why it flashed?
John Wood, Derby England.
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Join to internal capacitor broken, hence half-brightness. Dropping in
bin re-made contact, discharging capacitor to light bulb. Capacitor
now discharged, bulb dead, cannot repeat?
Sounds plausible but probably tosh :-)
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A capacitor in the inverter circuit somehow became detached and caused
the reduction in light output. You dropped it in the bin which caused
the fully charged capacitor to discharge itself into the inverter, thus
producing light briefly.
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