Track lighting bulb replacement/issue

Old 02-21-17, 08:47 AM
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Track lighting bulb replacement/issue

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I tried replacing a track light bulb (Philips MR16) into my track light socket. No matter what I do, I cannot get the bulb in the socket (didnít have a problem with my other lights) and I am assuming the little gold socket holes (see picture) are damaged? I removed the light from the system to get a better look at it.

I took a picture of the entire track lighting system and the light itself. Iíd be willing to buy a new light, but I don't know the brand of the system (it was already installed when I purchased the house).

Does anything know this brand? Can I purchase one of the lights instead of messing around with the socket? Is there a better fix?

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Old 02-21-17, 09:47 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Sometimes it takes wiggling the bulb to get it to go back in.
That is a replaceable socket.

I don't recognize the fixture but I do see a partial name on it in the picture.
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The name you see on the 2nd picture just says "20 watt max." It isn't a name. Do you know anything about the replaceable socket, such as where to buy one or the size/name?
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I have had halogen socket/bases go bad. The extreme heat is very hard on them. Removal and installation of the bulbs becomes difficult and eventually they start to flicker and not lite unless you wiggle them. As for finding a replacement start searching the web for photos though it might be difficult as many halogen lights have disappeared from the market and replaced with LEDs.
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If the rail of the track is a rigid aluminum rail it might be Tech Lighting. Looks very similar to their stuff. You might be able to find a name on the inside of the canopy attached to the ceiling.

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