Originally Posted by flugelboneman
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.