I have a ceiling fan/light combination on a dimmer switch which uses a
100-watt Type J halogen bulb. The bulb works ok when its contacts are
working, but the contacts - either of the sockets or of the bulb - are
giving a lot of trouble. Maybe the spring in the mount is not strong
enough. Whatever the reason, every few days the lamp won't work and I have
to get up there and "fiddle with" the bulb to make it work, rotate it, etc.
So what's the simplest thing to do to fix this? Should I get a new bulb?
New sockets? Both? A new spring? Should I clean the sockets? If so, how?
etc. Many thanks for any ideas!