|Classic Century LekoLite|
|Polarized Grounded Stage Pin connector (left) and Unpolarized Ungrounded Stage Pin connector (right)|
Should you attempt to open the lamp housing while the light is plugged-in, you could potentially expose yourself to lethal voltages. HUGE NOTE: ALWAYS UNPLUG A DEVICE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO OPEN IT UP OR CHANGE A LAMP. There are numerous reasons for this: If the lamp globe is broken you can come in contact with one or more of the inner electrodes, or the electrodes could come in contact with the lamp chassis and energize it. If the device is not equipped with a safety ground conductor that ties the chassis to the electrical system safety ground, then you could become part of the electrical path. Other reasons are that the old lamp sockets can become brittle and may have disintegrated due to prolonged high-temperature use. This leaves the inner electrical parts exposed so you might come in contact with them.
|Borderlight Strip with 4 two-conductor Asbestos Insulated Cables|
|Fresnel with Tri-color Asbestos Insulation|
When handling asbestos jacketed cables, always wear latex / nitril gloves, clean-off the loose particles with a damp cloth, and dispose of the contaminated rag in a safe manner. Equipment like this should be retired from service. If they are to be kept for historical reference and teaching, store them jumbo plastic bags so that the dust particles do not continue to contaminate the surrounding areas. Preserving the past does not mean contaminating the future!