Should I be concerned that the candelabra on a decorative incandescent bulb was blackened / burnt after the light bulb died?

Bulb is hanging from an open air kitchen chandelier. lt created a terrible smell like burnt plastic after it died

  • Was it blackened on the inside of the bulb or in the screw shell? – Paul Logan Dec 10 '17 at 2:59
  • Screw shell, filament looked like just a typical burnt it filament. – thron of three Dec 10 '17 at 3:04
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    If this is true then, when the filament burned-up in the bulb, (typically a fairly good current surge accompanies the bulb burn-out) the current surge overwhelmed the ability of the light socket to conduct this load resulting in this flash. This carbon splash left in the socket (the black residue) can be expected to cause problems in the future. Consider replacing at least the socket if not the entire fixture. – Paul Logan Dec 11 '17 at 5:31
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    This is not that uncommon with poor quality sockets. Also this can be the result of a bulb that is not secured tightly. – Paul Logan Dec 11 '17 at 5:33

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