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Outa left field residential LED question.

Why would a working LED standard base bulb trip a circuit breaker when its being switched off? To further confuse the issue it only happens when the lamp is switched off at the bulb base. Gotta be the fixture right but noooooooo. Took lamp base apart. Nothing out of sorts there. Swap bulbs, works fine. Swap back, trips out every time. Does not trip when flipping off the wall switch. Same thing when plugged into a different circuit. When i looked at the bulb with a vom it behaved like there is a capacitor in the circuit. I found a second one that behaves the same. Had a wild electrical storm here a week ago. These odd bulbs are Osram 8.5w units. Anyone know what the power supply circuit looks like in one of these things?

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