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Re: MH bulb burnout

In a message dated 9/1/99 2:59:01 PM Central Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 08:27:32 -0400 (EDT)
 From: ac554 at freenet_carleton.ca (David Whittaker)
 Subject: MH lamp burnout
 I had a 5200K 250 watt MH lamp pop on me after five weeks of
 operation. Am I entitled to a replacement bulb? Opinions?
 - --
 Dave Whittaker
 Gloucester, Ontario
 ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca

It would all depend on how the bulb was handled, any grease from your fingers 
simply by touching the bulb when installing it etc can cause the bulb to 
burst. Before actually turning your bulb on it should have been cleaned to 
remove any debris from touching our handling, I use rubbing alcohol. The bubl 
may have pooped due to a foreign substance such as water a fly etc hitting 
it, eliminate all these possibilities first.
If the bulb was correctly installed, 5-6 weeks is a short time for they 
should last more than a year or two. However, you can buy brand new 60 watt 
light bulbs at any grocery store and the occasional one burns out after a 
day, this could be the bulb or in some instances a power surge etc.

Try contacting the manufacturer and get a replacement , there should be some 
type of guarantee if the bubl was not mishandled.