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Why does the ceiling light smell like rubber when on for awhile?

I purchased a ceiling fan with a light fixture. When you use the light and is on for awhile,starts to smell like rubber as there is a foam backing covered over in foil behind the light bulbs? Is this safe to use, how can i stop the smell of rubber when using the light?

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  • traderonthes Mar 06, 2009

    My fan gives off a toxic rubbery odor when the light is on. The heat from the light causes the smell. The smell is also intermittent, some days not there, some days worse than others. The smell also goes away if I run the fan for a while.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Are you using the recommend wattage of bulb? Example - If it says to use a 60W, are you using a 60W and not a 100W bulb?


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