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GE Soft White 100w (72w rated) Halogen A19 modified spectrum energy efficient medium base general purpose unit.
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Light Bulbs (627)
GE Lighting    
GE Soft White Bulb
GE Soft White 100w A19 modified spectrum bulb
72AWH2X/MSPUSAW4
4316890749
 
 
Walmart
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I keep a light bulb on continuously year round in a very small Heat Pump blower cabinet room in our home to help combat mold and mildew in that room. I check it regularly and noticed the light was off to find that the bulb had a catastrophic failure. The bulb is a GE Soft White 100w (72w rated) Halogen A19 modified spectrum energy efficient medium base general purpose unit. It had exploded and glass shards were all about on the floor. What caused this failure I can not say specifically but the internal FKR 72w4 H8Q (Halogen) light source failed by blowing a 1/4" hole in the element thus causing the outer bulb shell component to explode.

This is unacceptable and potentially highly dangerous from exploding glass parts, internal unknown gas laden dust and the threat of a fire hazard.
12/26/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
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