Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albany, GA.
Posts: 599
Vaseline is not (technically) a dielectric material, dielectric grease/lube is. Meaning: Under certain conditions Vaseline will conduct electricity, especially static electricity. Using Vaseline on the base of light bulbs will create a condition in as much as the terminals would technically short out. You may only notice that the lamp is not as bright as it should be, or flickering. On household fixtures using 110/120 vAC where Vaseline was used on the base of the lamps there could be/probably will be an odor once the Vaseline warms up with the lamp base. This will also, somewhat, liquify the Vaseline which allows it to become even more conductive which effectively creates a short, which creates high heat, which could lead to a fire. This was taught to me during fire science training years ago.

Thurman is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:05 PM.