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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Falling Metal Halide Lamps

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Ask The Expert, Energy, Facility Management, FacilityBlog, Featured Post, Interiors, Question Of The Week, Safety, Topics

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Published on August 26, 2013 with 1 Comment

Posted by Heidi Schwartz

This Question of the Week comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn. 

Our factory has recently had multiple issues with metal halide lights separating from the light base and falling onto product on the factory floor. The latest occurrence was after we replaced all our lights and the bulb had been in place not longer than 60 days. We have invested in the higher quality, heavier weight, expensive O bulbs that are less susceptible to lamp rupture, but I would like additional feedback, if anyone has experience in this area.

Mark Stafford
Project Management Manager
Spirit AeroSystems
Wichita, KS

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. The real question is why are the lamps separating form their base? Is the root cause a lamp problem, in which case you need to contact the lamp manufacturer; or is the root cause an issue with the installation (tightening) of the new lamps. In ether case, you have a safety issue that must be resolved immediately.

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