2 Introduction to Safety Considerations

Special care must be taken when using lamps - especially tungsten lamps which generate considerable heat. Typically, 80% of the power used by a tungsten lamp will be given off as heat.Normally these lamps are safe, but if the ‘bubble’ (the industry term for the bulb) does explode it is extremely dangerous. Therefore, always use a safety glass or safety wire in front of the element to stop the glass shards escaping. You should avoid moving a lamp while it is still hot as this is when . . .

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