How to find correct lightbulbs?


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Old 02-25-24, 06:38 PM
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How to find correct lightbulbs?

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I'm trying to determine what lighbulbs to use for my indoor kitchen lights. Unfortunately all of the working lightbulbs have no details left on them (the ink is faded). How can I go about finding the correct lightbulbs?

I have tried these lights they make a very loud buzzing sound and burn out quickly: MR16 Halogen Bulbs 50W 12V GU5.3 Spotlight 2 Pin Base 36░Beam Angle Warm White Dimmable Bin-Pin Base Track Light Bulbs MR16 Bulbs with Clear Glass Cover 6 Pack

I have also tried these lights but they dont turn on TORCHSTAR MR16 LED Bulb Dimmable, 7W 12V 490LM 50W Equivalent, 3000K, Warm White, GU5.3 Bi-Pin Base MR16 LED Spotlight, LED MR16 Light Bulbs for Recessed Track Lighting, UL & ES Listed,

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It sounds like you may have a dimmer causing problems.
Is there a dimmer ?
 
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Old 02-25-24, 07:28 PM
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oh yes there is a dimmer!
 
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Old 02-25-24, 08:14 PM
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The dimmer is usually what causes the bulbs to hum or buzz.
LED type bulbs are a great replacement but you'd need to use an electronic dimmer.

A dimmer stated to run LED type bulbs.

The standard 50w quartz incandescent run very hot and if the socket is not tight on the bulb....
excessive heat is created cooking the bulb as well as the socket.
 
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Thank you. The other bulbs in sockets of the same time haven't burnt out or made a buzzing sound for over a year, so I'm guessing that the right bulb wouldn't have this problem. Does that seem logical?
 
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Have you checked the fixture (not the bulb) for brand/model no? That may lead you to manufacturers info on correct lamp to use. And a picture here of the fixture may help too.

I wonder if you need a 120V lamp and not the 12v lamps you've been trying...
 
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A 12 volt halogen (or incandescent) lamp given 120 volts will give off a bluish light suggestive of a cool white or daylight LED, and unusually bright, if it does not burn out immediately,

 
 

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