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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:27 pm 
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Hi I have an outside halogen flood light wired into a 13 amp plug in the garage, and blow to bulbs would you be kind enough to advise if this is wired correctly

I.e. Live from plug wired to live in lamp

And negative to negative


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Yes live to live and neutral to neutral is correct; If I understand your post correctly every time you replace the bulb it "Blows".

There could be a few reasons for this including a faulty light fitting.

Is this an old fitting that has recently started blowing bulbs ? or new wiring ?? what happens if you plug say a table lamp into the same socket ?

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One factor to remember about halogen lamps is never to handle them with bare hands and keep the replacement clean and free of dirt and grease when fitting.



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It's so easy to forget the NOT handling with bare hands when attempting to fit those bulbs into their spring-loaded slots. :thumbleft:


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Morbius wrote:
One factor to remember about halogen lamps is never to handle them with bare hands and keep the replacement clean and free of dirt and grease when fitting.


Agreed but..... that wouldn't cause the bulbs to blow straightaway; it would reduce the bulb life though.

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wine~o wrote:
Morbius wrote:
One factor to remember about halogen lamps is never to handle them with bare hands and keep the replacement clean and free of dirt and grease when fitting.


Agreed but..... that wouldn't cause the bulbs to blow straightaway; it would reduce the bulb life though.

To be honest we're both grasping at straws a bit in trying to help, given that the op was a bit vague with their question.



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Cheap bulbs are a significant factor.

Loose connections are another. If this is a 'tube' type bulb then it should be held FIRMLY between the contacts.

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So turn the light on then!

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kellys_eye wrote:
So turn the light on then!


But the bulb blows........ :scratch:

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wine~o wrote:
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So turn the light on then!


But the bulb blows........ :scratch:

Or does it?. :wink:


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Depends on if the cat is still alive or not...... :mrgreen:

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Depends on if the cat is still alive or not...... :mrgreen:


There was no cat ?? Or was there??? Where is AAA when you need him ???????

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My wife bought a Aldi flood lamp with a R7s 120W quartz tube, it lasted a couple of days, now fitted with a LED replacement 5W which is ample, also had problems with water in the fitting and had to drill a drain hole in the PIR it now works great onto second year.

Mothers house I bought a 10W Screwfix flood lamp LED built in works great. Although too sensitive so a little black tape on the sensor.


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