Tracy's Nest

Friday, July 06, 2007

Close shave

I woke up when I felt a sudden cold. My blanket was not covering me and had fallen onto the floor. The clock on my side table told me it was 3 o'clock in the morning. I yawned and I noticed the dimmer light was flickering. Got up from bed and went to it and I had the scare of my life! I saw a tiny hole on the dimmer light and the hole on the 'body' of the bear-bear dimmer light was like melting! HOLY COW! It was not like melting, IT WAS DEFINITELY MELTING! Dat really made me FULLY awake! I quickly had it switched off. I then switched on the light to the room, unplugged the bear-bear dimmer light from the socket to have a closer look. Gosh! The dimmer light was HOT!

Can u see the hole? Cannot?


There ...... a closer look –



Scary, isn't it? Luckily I woke up in the nick of time. I dare not imagine what would have happened if I had not woke up. *shudders*

18 Comments:

At Fri Jul 06, 06:02:00 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Tracy, once the dimmer light in my house "exploded", with my kids in the room. Luckily no one hurt. It's due to the heat too, and the bulb just "burst" and pieces just fly all over. Since then dare not put dimmer light anymore..Can be dangerous.

I am so paiseh. Suppose to give u $ (I owed) the last meeting and I forgot again...*sigh* me very forgetful...

 
At Fri Jul 06, 07:49:00 PM, Blogger Mummy to QiQi said...

wah...so dangerous...luckily u woke up in time.

 
At Sat Jul 07, 06:20:00 AM, Blogger Vien said...

That's the reason why I don't put dimmer lights that are made of plastic. I always have a phobia that plastic burns. You were very lucky to be awake at the right moment. *phew*

 
At Sat Jul 07, 09:15:00 PM, Blogger jazzmint said...

wah liao...lucky so happen you woke up

 
At Sat Jul 07, 11:09:00 PM, Blogger Jacss said...

it is said that "no light" & "nothing electronic" would be best for a good night sleep so try that..........

Thank God ya.........

 
At Sun Jul 08, 05:44:00 PM, Blogger 1+2mom said...

Last time i also used this type of lamp but i think it not safe so already change the table lamp that can adjust them brightness.

Luckily you had woke up and notice it.

 
At Mon Jul 09, 09:23:00 AM, Blogger Zara's Mama said...

Gosh.. fr your comments box.. looks like this is common for these kind of dimmer light?

We use the cheapo one.. just a bulb..

And yes.. lucky for you you woke up middle of the night. Should bring this back to the shop and complain!

 
At Mon Jul 09, 11:36:00 AM, Blogger Angeleyes said...

Oh dear! That is sooooo dangerous! Maybe the plastic was the lousy type that was why it can get burnt easily?

Luckily I don't use a dimmer light. Scary lah!

 
At Mon Jul 09, 01:28:00 PM, Blogger OnlineMummy said...

Yep, I had that happen before but it didn't explode. Just saw the parts melting off. Anyway, no longer use this kind of lights anymore....the last time was because my confinement lady requested for it.

 
At Mon Jul 09, 03:23:00 PM, Blogger Etcetera~Mommy said...

Oh dear..... this is scary!!!!!!!!!! I'm using those light bulb type. Maybe I should stop using one..

 
At Mon Jul 09, 04:33:00 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

yeah, remember i blogged about mine too... saying it suddenly burst???
these dimmer really dangerous lar

 
At Tue Jul 10, 02:00:00 PM, Blogger Jesslyn said...

Oh dear, u r so lucky!

 
At Wed Jul 11, 12:35:00 AM, Blogger michelle said...

Why do you still need a dimmer light? By the way get those energy saving bulb, saver than those filamen type.

 
At Wed Jul 11, 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Annie
Wow! Exploded!? Real scary leh.

Aiyo, if u din remind me, I've oredi forgotten about the "RM" lar. Please don't put it at heart, okay?

Chinnee, Vien, Jazz, Sylvia, Agnes, Alice, Magictree, Yvonne, Shannon, Jess
I was indeed very lucky I woke up in time. The dimmer light happened to be those cheapskate type and found out dat the plastic shield was very near to the bulb and dat was why it got heated up.

Jacss
Paiseh to tell u dat Des and I cannot sleep without the light on. I feel safer with some lights on. *tongue out*

Michelle
I use the dimmer light because I and esp. Des are scared of the dark. *blek* Ya, ya, I've oredi suggested to Pappy and had the light changed to the energy saving bulb. Thanks for the advice.

 
At Thu Jul 12, 06:46:00 AM, Blogger Twin said...

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At Thu Jul 12, 06:48:00 AM, Blogger Twin said...

wah luckily nothing happened. it happens to these dimmer lights ... my sis haf a cheap one and it exploded like annie's ... scary. so i got one in ikea (quite cheap oso but works really well - really small WATT) and one fr mothercare that's really expensive. selling in mothercare should be really safe for kids .... i must say the mothercare night light is really good .... i kept it on the whole night and after switching off .. the piece covering the bulb is warm .. not hot. that's why they say good things dun come cheap. :)

Thu Jul 12, 06:46:00 AM

 
At Mon Jul 16, 06:03:00 PM, Blogger laundryamah said...

ayo that thing is plastic and light gives out heat...of course cannot tahan la...somemore for whole night wor...dangerous...

 
At Mon Jul 16, 07:42:00 PM, Blogger mom2ashley said...

that is sooo dangerous! luckily you woke up in the nick of time.

 

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