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brino

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Yesterday in the shop I was reaching to put away a drawer into a cabinet when my arm brushed the shade of an extension lamp on the bench.
The lamp was off, so I thought it wouldn't be "hot".......how wrong I was!

Here's the lamp:
lamp.jpg

and the "elbow" joint:
joint1.jpg

joint2.jpg

...and where the wire insulation was rubbed/cut thru:
abrasion.jpg bare_wire.jpg

I have a couple more of those lamps I should go inspect!

I have already cut the cord off so it won't get used as is.
I am considering converting it to LED.

-brino

lamp.jpg joint1.jpg joint2.jpg
abrasion.jpg bare_wire.jpg
 

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brino, Good point! It is something that most of us would never think about. I just checked my three lamps and they're OK. Thanks!
 

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That happens a lot with those- crappy design
 

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I checked another similar one that I have on the mill table, and it has square plastic "grommets" protecting the wire where ever it comes thru the steel tube.
Still one more to check......
-brino
 

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This is what I preach.
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This is usually what I do. :(
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Wouldn't you think it was ripped when installed and broke through during use . Or it was tugged to much then bent and cut. I've rewired everyone I ever bought because of those problems. I too will being going with the new led lighting . Most of my fluorescent bulbs are going bad more money I don't need to spend. Fun to touch something and your eyes light up. I use to get tingled while welding in the summer sweaty arms and zap .
 
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