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captmetal 04-17-2017 05:37 AM

possible fire hazard lighting outlaw etc.
 
during the process of changing to led bulbs, my 2013 outlaw has a sconce ( just got it in march) lighting fixture , it has a plastic white tube inside the glass that defuses the light, the older bulb had started to melt this plastic tube.

gmc 04-17-2017 01:41 PM

My Hurricane (2014) has a double pancake light installed vertically just behind passengers seat... As I use that seat for our seasonal trips as an 'office - the light got a lot of use. It definately doesn't vent properly in that orientation - and started to melt/discolor the clean plastic lens.
Definitely cooler on LED now.

Heat certainly not good - but long way from melting to ignition...
Some examples:

Melting points and ignition temperatures

Plastic
Melting Point
Range
Ignition Temperature
ABS
88-125
416
Acrylics
91-125
560
Cellulosics
49-121
475-540
Nylons
160-275
424-532
Polycarbonate
140-150
580
Polyesters
220-268
432-488
Polyethylene ld
107-124
349
Polyethylene hd
122-137
349
Polypropylene
158-168
570
Polystyrene
100-120
488-496
Polyurethanes
85-121
416
PTFE
327
530
P.vinylideneclor
212
454
PVC
75-110
435-557

gmc 04-17-2017 01:48 PM

Well... that table looked a lot better in the posting window... lol
for each - first line is melting temp, second is ignition...
Temps may be in Celcius - but real point is the difference between melting and ignition.


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