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Old 09-22-2013, 06:08 PM   #201
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The Halogen and CFL are compatible with this light fixture. That may be besides the point. Mending the relationship between GIP and the homeowner is what's important now, and a warranty issue may just be the remedy that resolves this unfortunate interlude.

Speaking of remedies, I think I need another beer given how the Niners are getting spanked by the Colts.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #202
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Yall like playing ball with AJ huh? Also, Manning is da man. Both of them.
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Seems to be a multi use light as long as the bulb fits and uses 24mm pin type.
wattage for the light calls for 27 watts.
I have 40 watts in my lamp and the globes remain cool.
There are replacement bulbs at home depot up to 100 watts. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-2...5#.Uj9x3n-i8TY

only the customers know what's in them. The customers lights were extremely hot to the touch. Correct base or not, I hold firm that the wrong bulbs were in them.
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wattage for the light calls for 27 watts.
I have 40 watts in my lamp and the globes remain cool.
There are replacement bulbs at home depot up to 100 watts. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-2...5#.Uj9x3n-i8TY

only the customers know what's in them. The customers lights were extremely hot to the touch. Correct base or not, I hold firm that the wrong bulbs were in them.
umm, that link is for the 23-Watt CFL (100 watt equivalent). The light was rated for as high as a 27 watt CFL.

Just saying, if your basing evidence on the wrong bulb, it appears they may have had the correct bulb. They did sell a 42 watt (150W equiv) so I guess it is possible they would have changed a 100w bulb that last 9 years for a 150w.

Dunno, if it was me, and its not, but I think I would be rethinking the situation, eat crow and apologize for losing my cool. I'd say "I'm sorry for the way everything turned out, I still don't think I broke it but I will pay the cost of the light" You take the high road and they eat snot because you come out looking better than them.
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"you're voice got loud." and it's nice to know that you were there to hear my loud voice. Much more to the story than that my dear...

The customer was a dear sweet lady that did absolutely NOTHING to aggravate and instigate the situation. It was all my doing. You keep believing that!

But thanks for your apology...
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I approach the home owner showing her she was using the wrong bulb, she immediately resorted to nit pic my work, work that looked great 2 days ago, now had stick-ups all over the wall. I got pissed and said you are trying to collect on my insurance when you know I didnít do it and that is fraud, my voice got loud and then she threw me out of her house. I had to get a police escort to get my equipment out of her garage.

Here is a pic I took from my truck. take note to the cop in the garage...
Stressful day, I need some beers. Ughhh
GIP, I am using your words from your post, I didn't have to be there. I'm going by what you have told us. BTW, everyone else that has voiced their opinion wasn't there either, so what's up with that? I am sorry for upsetting you.
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wattage for the light calls for 27 watts.
I have 40 watts in my lamp and the globes remain cool.
There are replacement bulbs at home depot up to 100 watts. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-2...5#.Uj9x3n-i8TY

only the customers know what's in them. The customers lights were extremely hot to the touch. Correct base or not, I hold firm that the wrong bulbs were in them.
I think you might think I am against you. I really am not. I was not there so I am judging my reaction to the scenario based on other odd sh!t I have encountered in the past. Going by that I probably would have handled it differently and not called my insurance company, of course I do have a deductible so I would have played nice and offered to pay for the light and called an electrician friend of mine to minimize the cost.

You did what you felt was right, so I can not fault you for that. Had I been there I may have done something similar, or I would have just done what I have done in the past. Who knows since I was not there, but my first post in this thread showed I recently encountered a similar situation and my response was to buy them a new light. The difference is they loved their early 90's light and a replacement was not available.

Either way this post shot my standard 7 word reply out of the water, so I say the bed is made and wait to see what crawls out of it in the morning.

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There is a little movement on the globe inside. The customer has me second guessing myself. I know I didn't whack it. but, there may have been a chance that the two glasses connected lightly while covering and uncovering with plastic. I am really not sure. After painting the ceiling and at the end of the day, I cleaned up and didn't think twice about breaking anything. Just went home and came back in the morning. About lunch time, the HO said, oh, there is a crack in the light... I quickly said, I did not do it, I handled your stuff with care. The husband called that night and said, you were the only one in the house, how else could it have broke? I said, I have no idea. But as wise painters said, I have the island covered up with contractor paper. That shows that I took much care to protect there stuff.
first page. Own words. You aint' sure at all u didn't break that light.
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Am I the only one thinking "a $400 light fixture should come with LED bulbs". They're by far the safest and most efficient, my absolute favorite on the market.
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Speaking of remedies, I think I need another beer given how the Niners are getting spanked by the Colts.
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Am I the only one thinking "a $400 light fixture should come with LED bulbs". They're by far the safest and most efficient, my absolute favorite on the market.
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first page. Own words. You aint' sure at all u didn't break that light.
Oden, when you break something, you know it.
When you may have broke something, you know it.
When there is the slightest possibility you broke something, you know it.
I know in my gut that i didn't break it. It is clear as day...

Here is my F-up story...
I had a guy working for me who broke a lamp in a bedroom. The homeowner said, don't worry about it. That night, I went to Target and bought her a nice light and gave it to her the next morning.
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I honestly hope the best for you GIP. I wasn't there, don't know what happened, etc. IMO, you handled the situation poorly. At best, you were accused by your customer for something you didn't do. Rather than handle it in a professional manner, you got overly defensive, and accused the HO of insurance fraud. As a result, you had to have police assist you in retrieving your tools. This could easily have a negative impact on your bank account several times the value of the light. I'm not saying it will for sure, but the potential exists for this haunting you for some time. I hope you can learn something from this and move forward.
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GIP,

Are those lights on a dimmer switch? Most dimmable bulbs are incandescent only. If those CFL's are on a dimmer switch, and are not designed to be dimmable, that could void the warranty.
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Yall like playing ball with AJ huh? .
DAMMIT we been Philly AJ'ed again

SHEEEEEET ! ! !

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