This is the second time this has happened to us. Very lucky someone was home when this thing decided to go. I never like these CFL things from the beginning. I emailed the photo to Globe, wonder what their response will be? Free bulbs and fire insurance for life? ;-) So, I just went out and bought 24x 60W and 36x 40W incandescents. The reason for so many is our brilliant government is go to be banning the sale of incandescent bulbs. may have to buy a closet full soon. To quote another person who had the same thing happen: "Cuts down on your carbon footprint when the whole damn house burns down."