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Re: Halogen pot lights

To: Trevor Boicey <>
Subject: Re: Halogen pot lights
From: John Innis <>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 10:19:54 -0500
You might just try buying a better brand of halogen bulb.  Cheap bulbs
often do not have proper fillament support.  This is usually a problem
when the bulb is subjected to vibration.  Like from people walking on
the floor above your basement celing.  I use GE halogen bulbs in my
shop lights, and they tend to last pretty good.  I also don't care
much for those twisty flourescent bulbs.  Ugly bulb and nasty light. 
What type of base do these bulbs have?  Is it a standard (medium)
base?  If so, you should be able to find lots of choices, assuming
these are 110V lights and there is not a transformer hidden in the


On 8/11/05, Trevor Boicey <> wrote:
>    Anyways the bulbs don't last long. I probably have about 20 bulbs in
> the room, and since they each seem to last 6 months to a year, they are
> blowing every other week.
>    Since they cost $6 each, it seems like I am forever buying $24 four
> packs just to keep up.
>    Are there any other types of bulbs that will fit in these sockets and
> last longer? They kind of have to look classy so I probably can't use
> those twisted flourescent replacements....

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