I decided I was going to remove the reflectors from my 15 year old,
inexpensive (<$30) Heath/Zenith double lamp motion detector lights so I
could remove the rust and paint them. As an aside, why do manufacturers use
steel for reflectors? What's wrong with aluminum.
Instead, I'm going to replace at least part of them. That's because the
rest of the lamp is made of pot metal and the lamp brackets did not resist
the minor - really minor - force placed on them by unscrewing the bulbs even
though I was holding the socket to prevent turning. Additionally, the
plastic "lens" covering the motion detector part has disintegrated in some
and is cloudy in others.
I can't gripe too much about them as they *are*
15 years old and have worked
fine. However, as long as I have to replace some I'd like to ask for
recommendations; preferably something without pot metal; plastic is OK if it
stands up to UV.
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