Shatterproof Flourescent Tubes?

Re: Shatterproof Flourescent Tubes?

PostBy: ScottD On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:49 pm

Devil,
They do make what your looking for. The plastic sleeves work well but sometimes the end caps make the bulb hard to fit and they can come off in a fall. Go to lightbulbsdirect.com and in the left column scroll down until you see "Tuff Coat Coated Light Bulbs". They have a plastic coating on the surface of the bulb that contains everything if broken. Of course they cost more. The site says $6.45 or so. There are other places that have them too. Shop around
Scott
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Re: Shatterproof Flourescent Tubes?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:19 pm

Grainger has bulbs that have a shrink wrapped plastic seal. Even broken, the glass and powder will stay stuck inside the sleeve.
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Re: Shatterproof Flourescent Tubes?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:40 pm

The facts are mercury accumulates in your system and doesn't leave. Once you get to a certain level you might go nuts. Everyone is different, so they make rules to keep everyone safe and sound. I would rather they tell me the hazards than to just not say anything, just like they don't say anything about Pasteurized milk being poison
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Re: Shatterproof Flourescent Tubes?

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:46 pm

e.alleg wrote:just like they don't say anything about Pasteurized milk being poison


All right, I'll bite. Pasteurized milk is poison?
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Re: Shatterproof Flourescent Tubes?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:26 am

I'm tired right now but look up what pasteurizing does and you might find it interesting. Pure milk straight from the naturally raised cow/goat/yak/sheep is what you want to drink and what you want your kids to drink. The problem is to have good fresh milk you need farms nearby, non pasteurized milk doesn't store or travel very well for long periods of time without serious risks involved. When all the farms turned into condos or superstores we lost the local milkman and the benefits of real milk. Pasteurized milk is not good for anything but moistening your breakfast cereal or making waffles or mashed potatoes or something. It isn't poison, I exaggerated some to make a point, but all the natural good for you things in milk are missing in it.
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Re: Shatterproof Flourescent Tubes?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:41 am

ScottD wrote:Devil,
They do make what your looking for. The plastic sleeves work well but sometimes the end caps make the bulb hard to fit and they can come off in a fall.


Yup!!...Found them at Home Depot for $2.75 each. I'll buy some & then slide them on to new tubes when I replace them. (at least they'll contain all the glass "shrapnel" if they do burst!)
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