Halogen fixture - Friction fit...not!


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Old 12-04-05, 02:43 PM
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Halogen fixture - Friction fit...not!

We have a wonderful looking and expensive kitchen fixture with 5 halogen bulbs. Two of the bulbs keep going out....we need to keep 'jiggling' them to get them to go on again. It is not the bulbs, as we have replaced them many times. Is this something that can be fixed without going back to the manufacturer for a new 'housing'? We did that once and it wasn't very successful. Can an electrician fix this? Any other ideas?

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Old 12-05-05, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by susanowm
We have a wonderful looking and expensive kitchen fixture with 5 halogen bulbs. Two of the bulbs keep going out....we need to keep 'jiggling' them to get them to go on again. It is not the bulbs, as we have replaced them many times. Is this something that can be fixed without going back to the manufacturer for a new 'housing'? We did that once and it wasn't very successful. Can an electrician fix this? Any other ideas?

Thanks!!
Your problem is pretty typical for halogens. The sockets have gone bad.

A shop that deals in the repair of light fixtures can fix it for you. If you can find the correct sockets, it's usually fairly simple to replace them yourself, too.
 
 

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