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Old 01-27-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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Simple Light Bulb problem

I may seem "dense" over this one, but I have dome lights over the bed. The bulbs are the kind that you just push in and turn. Seems easy enough, except they keep popping out and losing the connection. I put the little buggers in and they work fine. I put the plastic covers back on the fixture and try the lights again and poof! they've lost the connection. Honestly- I do insert them correctly! There is so much play between the end of the bulbs and the power point. I have squeezed the sockets tighter, but it makes no difference. It is like the bulb stems are too short. But they are the same bulbs as in all the other similar lights in the whole 5er! I'm going crazy over this stupid little dilemma!

Thanks. I feel better now, even if the issue isn't resolved! I've vented....
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:23 AM   #2
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Is only the fixture above the bed having issues? Do the other bulbs have the same issue in that fixture? Some have a small spring in them that help hold them into place.. It may be missing or damaged.. There is a chance that the fixture is an odd ball one, and you would need different lamps for that one, with a longer distance from the frankenstein bolts (the little posts on the side) to the positive pin in the bottom..
If the fixture is suspect, I'd consider changing it..
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:04 AM   #3
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I know the style your talking about and the issue always seems to be the little brass tab for the base never seems to push back hard enough to remain in contact with the bulb.
I would either look at upgrading to L.E.D. bulbs (not sure which one would work) with a little looking I am sure something could be made to work. Or change out the whole fixture to a newer style.
Hope that helps.
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You definitely understand the problem. Think I'll opt for changing out the fixture. Problem solved- at least I know it's not me!

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Not to worry Jim, electrical problems can be the hardest to diagnose and solve at the best of times. You did all the hard work..!
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