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#50868 - 04/13/05 07:18 PM Blown lights
AdamsAtoms Offline

Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 24
Loc: Kennedale,t.x.,76060
I just insatlled 5/300W/120V outdoor quartz light bulbs for the 3rd time in 6 months. They are installed on an apartmnet complex. The bulbs that have all blown look the same. The tubes are black inside like they received alot more than 120V at one point. When I insatll the lights Im very careful not to touch the glass with my fingers. I installed a surge surpressor breaker in the panel feeding the lights the 2nd time all the lights blew, but now that they have blown again Im out of ideas.They are the only thing on a 20 amp circuit. Any help would ge greatly apreciated.

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#50869 - 04/13/05 07:56 PM Re: Blown lights
Jps1006 Offline

Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
Are they on a multiwire branch circuit with a loose nuetral? Check the panel nut., all the individual nuetrals.

#50870 - 04/14/05 03:50 AM Re: Blown lights
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
I don't know if moisture would cause the "black marks" that you described, but would lead to premature bulb failure if they got wet. Check the gaskets around the lights, if all else fails to provide an answer.


#50871 - 04/14/05 09:42 AM Re: Blown lights
Bill39 Offline

Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 77
Loc: Indianapolis, IN, USA
I had the same problem on mine and found a bad solder connection on one of the "posts" that comes into contact with the lamp.

After re-soldering it to the springy copper thingy again I haven't had to change any lamps.


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