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Why would an ordinary, white screw-in flourescent bulb start glowing entirely in a bright pinkish lavender color?

Asked by deepseas72 (1076points) June 7th, 2008
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jcs007's avatar

It’s gonna esplode!!!

Actually I have no idea

mac316's avatar

Unfortunately, it is failing. There is no way to tell if the built in ballast or the bulb is the culprit, but they are not separately changable.

playthebanjo's avatar

it is exploring it’s femenine side

Arglebargle_IV's avatar

Make sure that you don’t have the bulb on a “dimmer.” (That’s not good for compact flourescents.)
Otherwise, I agree with mac316, and I would guess its dead or dying. No user-serviceable parts either.

playthebanjo's avatar

flourescent bulbs don’t work on dimmers. The bulb is failing. Take it back.

osullivanbr's avatar

is it embarrassed about something perhaps?

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