Visiting my chum one evening each the three of us chatting- Him his wife and me- cat asleep on the back pf the couch when we were shocked by a resounding BANG
The room lighting dimmed by 50% a smell of buring, coils of smoke spiralling up from various loctions on the carpet, Chum leaping up desparatly clawing ar his shirt to remove it- drinks in hand spilled.
What was it?
Behind my chums chair resides one of those father and son lamps - an up-lighter and reading lamp combination
The up-lighter quartz bulb and cover has exploded, showering chards of red hot quartz everywhere.
This morning as I have one such I lowered the item to eye-level to inspect the uplight to discover a think layer of dust- which I cleaned off- was this a possible cause of the incident at my mates?
We have an uplighter which has one of the 4" long halogen style bulbs and one day there was a loud crack and the glass cover over the bulb had broken. The bulb had also expired though didn't explode. We also went back to the shop we bought it from and they gave us a new glass cover for the bulb with no quibble. It is perhaps a feature of this style of lamp and we need to keep an eye open for any problems.