AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Projector bulb exploded - What do I do? in Technical; Originally Posted by timzim
Erm, it's actually mercury vapour - I'd be surprised if there's ANY of it still around.
21st September 2010, 10:05 AM #16
Only when it is hot. If you look carefully at a cold lamp, you can see the beads of the stuff.
Originally Posted by timzim
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21st September 2010, 10:16 AM #17
And if said bulb has popped, the mercury vapour would have escaped... Meaning, the mercury would more than likely no longer be in the bulb.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
I always do bulb replacements in a well ventilated area (usually outdoors to be honest). Means I can give them a good dusting at the same time.
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