Re: problems with alternator and sounds like broken light bulbs from the engine
Dealer should not advised you to continue to drive it. Only a matter of time before it was dead and you could do damage.
Hopefully smoke was from Alternator. I doubt it was, because the engine wasn't running when he smoked. I suspect starter or battery cables overheated.
Sounds like the Alternator just fell apart. Seized bearing or something.
When the battery is low and the starter doesn't turn, or you try too many times, you get high current in power cables. They can start to melt.
After it didn't start the first time, you were done.
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