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Light Bulb Scare

Discussion in 'LEDs and Optoelectronics' started by Raven Luni, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. Raven Luni

    Raven Luni

    Oct 15, 2011

    This is mostly down to my OCD but the only silly questions are the ones left unasked and all that....

    In order to get a reflective cone for my torch, I took apart an old one of those low voltage halogen bulbs - just like this one:

    The thing is these are completely sealed glass units so I had to smash it. At the base where the contacts are its filled with some kind of white potting / insulation material. This comes out as a fine white powder. Does anyone know what this substance is? (I'm a bit paranoid in case its asbestos or something)
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
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