Lightning effects on bulbs???

i got a bulb that doesnt light but still connected to the electric( i meant it is switch on). today, a storm(rain) came & suddenly a lightning flashes and i heard thunder. that bulb suddenly shines (for maybe 5-10 minutes) and when the rain is over the bulb doesnt light again. Can some1 explain?

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Maybe, if it is a regular incandescent bulb, some jolt (or maybe even the power surge) got the filament to complete the circuit, and just by coincidence, the circuit was broken about when the storm ended.

    Or maybe if it was a florescent bulb, something shorted or connected on it's (very basic) circuit board.

    If it was an LED or some other form of bulb, thats just weird.

  • LeAnne
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The filament in the bulb was probably broken - with a very small gap between the break - the lightning most likely cause a small surge which temporarily fused the filament together - only to burn out shortly afterward.

    I bet you were a little freaked out when it happened, eh? Eerie.

    Rest assured, there's always a logical explanation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The charges in the lightening may be caught by the bulb or else it would be something like chamatkar.......!!!!!

  • 6 years ago

    extremely tough issue. look into on google. that will may help!

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