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Old 08-29-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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Hot Halogen Lites

Further to previous post, noticed light fixture over dinette very hot (2304s Rockwood). I took the glass cover off to discover the three halogen lites were very very hot, but still functioning. All three were black in color and had bubbled due to heat. It clearly looked like a fire hazard to me, so went out and purchased three LED bulbs to replace the halogen. $17.00 a pop up here in Canada. What a difference! No heat at all and equal lite. Checking all the other lites revealed that they were not overly hot. Will eventually convert them all, but will have to get second mortgage on house to do this.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:34 PM   #2
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That was one of the first things i did. I sucked it up and replaced all the bulbs with LED's. It cost a bit but we often dry camp so it was well worth it for the reduced draw on my batteries.
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:07 AM   #3
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I took the glass cover off to discover the three halogen lites were very very hot, but still functioning. All three were black in color and had bubbled due to heat.
Halogen bulbs run hot by design and they don't turn black like a conventional incandescent bulb, even in a tight enclosure. Hmmm...

Nevertheless, LED is indeed the way we'll be seeing things in the dark in the future.
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