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Old 02-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Halogen lights

I have now changed 5 out of 6 10w halogen lights in the slide out ceiling over the last 4 months.

At $7.00 each this is getting costly to have a little light. They are some what difficult to install.

Anyone have this problem and solved it?
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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We have these lights all through our 36RD5S. I love them. Was told do not touch the bulb, the oil on your skin will make them burn out faster (this was after I burnt out several at the $7.00+ a hit, ). I use a pair of needle nose pliers, on one of the ends, get them started, then push them the rest of the way in with my fingers (use a piece of the packing around the bulb, to keep my fingers off it).
I get my bulbs at the web site below, they have 2000 hour for .90 each, or 10,000 hour bulbs for 1.97 each. Kind of a no brainer on that one . I bought the 10,000 hour one in 10 watt and 20 watt, and they do last. We are full time, so our lights are on all the time, not just a few months a year.

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12 Volt - G4 Base | 1000Bulbs.com

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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We have been purchasing our bulbs from various sellers on E-bay - the G4 bulbs are currently showing around $2.50 for a 10-pack (I paid 2.69 last fall). I also found the specialty bulbs that are used for the reading lamps in my 36RD5S P/N 11391F going for around $10 for a 5-pack. Some sellers even provide FREE shipping. Sure is a nice way to save some bucks and get plenty of bulbs for on-hand spares.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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We'd like to increase the amount of light from some of the fixtures. My current bulbs are 10 watt. Does anyone see any problem with increasing to 20W or 35W?
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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I do have 35 watt bulbs in the kitchen, for more light. Have had them in there for almost 3 years and no problems. At different times, I have looked at the inside of the fixture and also pulled the fixture out of the ceiling (they are recessed), nothing wrong with anything. The only draw back is, the 35 watt bulbs are good for 2000 hours where the 10 and 20 watt are good 10,000. But for the extra light and for only 1.00 each, it's worth it.

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