Have lamp that uses those Linear T Halogen bulbs of 150 W.
Lamp has literally been eating bulbs lately.
Not before this.
Have gone thru 3 new ones in about a week.
Anyone else experience this ?
Any thoughts on ?
I've got a bunch of brand new sockets for that style bulb I'll never use
up myself. If you email me the overall length of the bulb in your lamp
and it matches the sockets I've got I'd be happy to stick one in an
envelope and mail it to you gratis.
Been there, done that......
It seems that once the socket is defective, they eat bulbs.
Apparently they arc and burn up the bulb.
I have had at least 4 fixtures do this. I just replaced them.
A new socket will fix it too, but often a new fixture is cheaper.
Other posters are mentioning bad sockets. Sometimes the sockets have
corrosion that may be removable by scrubbing away with sandpaper or the
right shape grinding tip.
Another possibility that comes to my mind: The replacement bulbs are
junky pieces of garbage.
You will probably have better luck with reputable major brands, which
include GE, Philips, Sylvania, Osram, and Ushio. Also look where they are
manufactured - I have an impression that better ones are made in North
America, Europe and Japan.
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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