This has happened to me twice so far this month, I turned on an exterior CFL on my house and it immediately exploded. It's not very cold yet (-10C or 50F), still warmer than the suggested minimum for the bulb. Has anyone else had this happen? I'm not sure if it's the socket or the bulbs. I'm leaning towards the bulbs maybe being a bad batch at the moment. There were never any explosions when it was warmer out and incandescents seem to have average lifetimes in the same socket. I think I'll be going back to incandescents outside in the winter. CFL's are too costly to keep replacing and visitors won't appreciate being showered with shards of glass. EDIT: Evidently, the picture somehow got deleted. Unfortunately, I don't think I have a copy of it anywhere.