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I haven't posted in a while, but I thought I should share this picture....

I took this bulb out of a projector a few weeks ago...the only time I have ever put on ALL the saftey gear to change out a bulb....this one scared the crap outta me! And forgive the kinda crappy quality, I took this pic with my phone...




About a month before that I changed out a bulb that was also excessively cloudy, almost to the point of being black and had drops of the silver on the glass, but it at least wasn't blue like the front of this one was! And it was dead instead of barely showing on screen like this one was....

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I have no idea why it was blue. I'd never seen one turn that color before then.

At the theater I am at now they have heavy duty leather gloves, a leather apron, and a face shield. The theater I was at before had welding gloves that go all the way up the arm and have a flap between them to protect the chest area along with the face shield. Normally I'll just change out the bulb with my bare hands, and if it's an emergency change out (ie has been running but died on us) I'll use the gloves after waiting the 10 minutes for the bulb to cool as my hands are very sensative to the heat.