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Magnets & electricity

Posted by robjr (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 2, 10 at 16:15

My wife just placed about twenty five crystals on our five bulb fixture over the dining table. The crystals are attached to little magnets, about half the size of a dime and about 3/8ths of an inch thick. When she turned on the fixture, three bulbs simultaneously burned out. Coincidence or take the crystals off the fixture?



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RE: Magnets & electricity

They don't call it electro-magnetism for nothing, but in your case it's coincidence.

RE: Magnets & electricity

Changing magnetic fields induce current in conductors, static fields do not.

Unless you have a way to move the magnets and the wire is in their field it is coincidence.

Most likely caused by moving the fixture to attach the crystals.

RE: Magnets & electricity

Probably not entirely a coincidence. The odds are that the lamps may have been in there a while, add in some jostling and shaking of the fixture while the crystals were installed. Lamp filaments are fragile. It doesn't surprise me that a couple lamps burned out actually.

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