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Jun
25
comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
Brad: Yep - blown :)
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 :)
May
30
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
30
comment Why are my downlights constantly blowing?
@csmba - thanks, have added pic.