Now I know why they call them trouble lights.
This dont make sense. I plugged in one of my trouble lights, and
immediately the bulb made a bright flash and burned out. I did not
think much of it, I figured it was just a common dying bulb. I
unplugged the cord and installed a brand new bulb. I plugged in the
cord and immediately that bulb flashed and burned out. After cussing
about the quality of light bulbs, I got yet another new bulb, and the
same thing happened. Immediate burnout.
At this point, I unplugged the cord and measured the voltage at the
outlet I was using. It measured 117V (normal). I plugged another
trouble light in that same outlet and it worked fine. Then I plugged
in several other power tools and stuff. All worked fine.
That's when I tossed this bad trouble light in the garbage.
However, I do not understand this. It's not getting 220V, so how/why
did the bulbs keep burning out? (just on that cord).