Desk Lamp bulbs keep blowing!

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Old 09-28-05, 09:24 AM
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Desk Lamp bulbs keep blowing!

I have a desk lamp that i really like but the bulbs keep blowing! Put a new one in and it immediately blew - What could be the cause and what do I need to do to diagnose? Could be a ground wire not grounded, etc??
 
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Old 09-28-05, 09:27 AM
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What type of bulbs does it take? By "immediately", do you mean a fraction of a second? If not, how long?

It's not a grounding problem.
 
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Old 09-28-05, 09:32 AM
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Well - I am at work so I cannot remember what exact bulb - But it was a small funny looking one. And yes it is a fraction of a second - I will look online to see what exact one it is!
 
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Old 09-28-05, 09:36 AM
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OK - It is a halogen light bulb with pins - Just looked at HD's website - They are pretty expensive so that is why I havent replaced a new one because of the lamp keeps blowing them.
 
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Old 09-28-05, 10:16 AM
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Well, I don't have any good theories. My only thought is that maybe the bulb you're using isn't the right one for the fixture.

Just in case it's an electrical problem in the house, try plugging some other lamp (one with a cheaper bulb) into the same receptacle and see if it works okay. Leave it on for a while and make sure the bulb stays okay.
 
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Old 10-05-05, 05:44 PM
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You could be changing it with your bare fingers. You aren't supposed to do that with halogens, you need to use a clean oil-free cloth to hold the bulb to prevent skin oils from contaminating the bulb.
 
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Old 10-06-05, 11:06 PM
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Halogen fixtures have transformers in them.

My guess is that the transformer in your fixture has failed.
 
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Old 10-08-05, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheyenps
Halogen fixtures have transformers in them.

My guess is that the transformer in your fixture has failed.
They don't always. There are pleny of direct 120V halogen lamps.
 
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Old 10-08-05, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by classicsat
They don't always. There are pleny of direct 120V halogen lamps.
I did not know that - thanks. This being the case then, the light bulbs you are using in your fixture could be the wrong voltage.
 
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Old 10-16-05, 12:44 PM
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try a diffrent brand

I had that problem with gararge door bulbs went thru a pack in a week.I bought a diffrent brand and the same one is still working 7 months later
 
 

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