I bought a new light fitting today with halogen GU10 spotlight bulbs. The
instructions said not to touch the bulbs. Now, to me, the bulb is the bit
inside that looks like a car sidelight bulb, and the only bit you can touch
is the silvery reflector, and the glass or plastic front on this reflector
(being the base of the cone formed by the reflector). Does it mean that you
are not to touch this part too? If so, how do you put the bulbs in without
touching them? By blowing with great skill?
I use a special little 'sucker' tool supplied with the light fitting, but
you can use a dry clean piece of rag.
The reason you shouldn't touch the bulb is because any grease residue left
from fingerprints etc., actually begins to boil when the bulb is lit & has a
tendency to literally 'blow' it!
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