Light fixture exploding?

When I bought 3 years ago I changed all light fixtures. I've never had a problem till this morning when the one in the kitchen exploded in a thousand pieces! the bulb is intact. The light had been on for about 45 minutes. Luckily no one was standing in the kitchen at the moment....I've never seen that before, is this just a freak accident or I should change all my light fixtures?

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  • W. C.
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    We're talking about the globe (glass covering) are we not?

    If it is the type that uses 3-4 screws to hold it in, there was probably too much pressure on one screw & the expansion of the heated glass caused it to crack & the type of glass that it is, it just shattered.

    If all of your fixtures have the same type of globes, it might be wise to back the retaining screws off until they just touch the glass, rather than be tight against it.

    I'm relatively sure this is just a freak happening.

    Good luck...

  • 1 decade ago

    Make sure you have the correct lamp and wattage in the fixture.

    This sounds like a heat issue or thermal shock.

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