Monday, June 26, 2017

Day 177 of 2017

The light bulb in a living room lamp seemed to be burned out. 
As I began to remove it from the socket, 
it made loud popping noises and shot out blue sparks or flames.  
It was hard to tell as it happened so fast.  
I twisted it again and got the bulb out without further incident.  
The base of the bulb was entirely black, was cracked, had a hole in it, and smelled terrible. 
Parts of it were melted. 
I was going to replace the bulb with a new one, 
but the socket is also entirely black, has little black bits in it, and smells terrible.  
The lamp is now unplugged.  
I will attempt to clean it out tomorrow and see if it is salvageable.  

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