Lighted house number wedge bulbs keep burning out.

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Old 01-06-15, 12:17 AM
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Lighted house number wedge bulbs keep burning out.

I just was informed that only Xenon wedge bulb 12 volt will work.
I am not clear why bulbs keep going out I had measured power and it is 10.7 volt but 12 volts bulbs burn out. The old bulbs lasted 8 years. I could not find info on the old bulbs. Do I really need Xenon bulbs 12 volt. I had an idea to install 24 volt wedge bulbs. Anybody has an idea?
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Old 01-06-15, 07:04 AM
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If those are the bulbs I'm thinking of, they get really hot. If they're like halogen bulbs, you shouldn't touch them with your fingers.
 
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12V wedge base bulbs come in several wattage ratings (3,5,7,10,11,13,18)--are you sure you're using the same number bulb as original? I know because I just had to replace the courtesy lights in my truck and they weren't marked--I brought home 5 packages (1 was LED) before I figured it out.

Who told you it had to be Xenon? Xenon has more to do with the brightness and color temperature than function. You should be able to use ANY wedge base bulb--including LED-- that's bright enough to be seen--but not so bright it overheats.
 
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Old 01-06-15, 09:03 AM
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Check this site out there are many good options here,maybe even give them a call and discuss your situation. https://www.superbrightleds.com/sear...0wedge%20base/
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Eluminated house number sign burn the wedge bulbs daily

Thank you for the respond.
I understand that wedge bulbs come in different wattage values but the wattage will effect or better burn out the sockets if it is too high watt but what is the reason for burning bulbs almost daily i do not understand. Manufactory of new device inform bulb should be 12 volt 5 watt Xenon bulb(2).
The same information provided by a tradesmen in the community who specificly mention "Xenon"
Should i replace ceramic sockets? I went threw bunch of bulbs only to find they turn black and not function in no time
 
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Question burning out bulbs in lighted house number plague

Can it be dc power supply. What if i try 24 volt DC bulbs. Can i use them on AC power input. If i use LED bulbs instead of Xenon do i have to rewire anything to accomodate wedge led bulbs. How important to follow manufactory reccomendation in regards to Xenon bulb.
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Old 01-06-15, 10:07 AM
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I would try to find a bulb other than the hot burning Xenon bulbs.
 
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Just to be clear. ..
You have a house number sign that is powered by a 12 volt DC power supply and you have verified there is 12vdc present under load (and not lots more)?

Sounds odd that a sign with ordinary incandescent bulbs would be powered by a dc supply instead of an ac transformer.
 
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house number burning out

Power I had measured was 10.7 AC
Wedge bulbs I am using and keep burning out are 12 volt AC
 
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