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Typical T8 LED with white plastic caps with writing.
Replacement T8's for CFL tube fixtures
Labeled GT-Lite with model # GT T8 EBIR
Labeled on the tube for proper use in fixtures with electronic instant on ballasts. (see photos)
Labeled for light output ect. (see photos)
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Light Bulbs (627)
Ningbo Jinghui Opto-Electronic Co., LTD    
GT-Lite
GT T8 EBIR
n/a
n/a
6/1/2017  
06/2017 
Menard
Unspecified
4/1/2018 This date is an estimate
The T8 LED bulbs were being used in a light fixture in our laundry room. The LED bulbs were a direct replacement for the original CFL bulbs. They were installed about 1 year ago.

On 9/3/2019 at about 6:30 am the fixture erupted in flames that shot out one end. damaging the ceiling and destroying the fixture. I needed to use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire . The fire dept. was called to be sure the fire had not gotten into the attic. It melted the plastic cover over the floor and scorch the ceiling.
The fixture was operated by a occupancy sensor.

The product was GT-Lite T8 LED direct replacement bulbs. Model number GT T8 EBIR

It is very obvious that the bulb itself failed in a catastrophic manner. It did not blow the circuit breaker as I had to turn off the power after I put the fire out.
The house is 13 years old and up to code.
9/3/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Unknown
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
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File NameDescription
IMG_0589.JPG Defective bulb with label
IMG_0586.JPG defective bulbs
IMG_0587.JPG ballast of fixture (electronic)
IMG_0588_redacted.jpg fixture
laundry room fire_redacted.jpeg ceiling of laundry room

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