Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Cracking Up

 



Any bulb geniuses out there? I removed the glass from my ceiling fan and found that both GE LED bulbs are cracked along the sides. Are they still safe to use or should they be replaced? Both are still working fine. Cheap Chinese crap once again. At least they weren't made in Wuhan. 



10 comments:

Drew458 said...

keep using them. The bulb part is just a case. Might want to use a small dab of conductive grease on the threads if you have any. I use that for bulbs in outdoor settings. Crack might be from screwing them in too hard. Probably not from heat warping, as these bulbs run pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Still safe.

Anonymous said...

Not a problem. Just a covering for the pc board that feeds the leds

bocopro said...

Depending upon the manufacturer's assembly procedures, I'd say that sheathing below the neck is primarily just a form of structural strengthening on the weakest area of the surface. Unless the thing is operating in extremely humid or downright wet conditions, the crack is prob'ly no more dangerous than a similar one on a toaster or a flashlight or a portable radio.

Most of what's inside the thing needs to be protected from liquid flooding, but otherwise it's no more vulnerable than a clock radio with a crack in the case.

Anonymous said...

If they ain't broke....if it works... they look fine.

Bob the electrician

Chief Nose Wetter said...

Thanks to all who left a comment. Back in they go!

Anonymous said...

There's a direct wire to the led circuit inside. That white part is simply
a ceramic/plastic coating to help with heat (generally a non-issue anyways).
Unless the chip inside is damaged you're A-ok.

Anonymous said...

Electrical tape?

Anonymous said...

I used to work for the buffoons at GE. Since the late 1990s, they started producing garbage products thanks to that clown Jeff Immelt. I don't buy anything GE. As to the light, I agree that they are not dangerous.

Anonymous said...

for ceiling fans you should use ceiling fan rated bulbs-they sell them in that section in the big box stores...it is the vibration that causes the cracks...but you can continue to use them.