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awarded  Notable Question
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comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
Brad: Yep - blown :)
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awarded  Scholar
Jun
18
comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
I tried handling the globes correctly and they have now lasted over a week. I checked the packaging and the need for correct handling is not mentioned! Thanks :)
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comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
@Niall C: It looks like you might have the answer - make it an answer and if the bulbs last a week I'll accept it :)
May
30
comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
@Niall C:Thanks for the insight - Yes they are halogens and I had no idea that they had to be handled without touching. Following your comment I did a bit of research and found that the grease left by fingers can burn, increasing the heat and causing the globe to blow.
May
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comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
@csmba - thanks, have added pic.
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