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halogen death [Dec. 31st, 2000|03:29 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
my halogen light tower died ... i bought three of them a couple months ago (two for upstairs, one for my room) and now two are dead. i'm sad. why are they dying? they're my favorite lights. :-(
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2000-12-31 03:47 am (UTC)
those are the cool ones that turn off when they start to tilt, right? those are really cool. are the forever broken, or is just the light blub breaking?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-31 12:59 pm (UTC)

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I'm not sure. :-/
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[User Picture]From: shortypoke
2000-12-31 04:04 am (UTC)
i wanna go bowling.
i'm awake.
i have energy.
bowling at 4 a.m.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-12-31 04:15 am (UTC)
See, there's this thing, it's called a light bulb.. sometimes they burn out and you must replace them. :-) Same thing happened to one of mine. Let's go to Eagle.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-31 12:57 pm (UTC)

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yeah, but these types of lights are supposed to last a damn long time.... tons longer than conventional light bulbs I thought
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2000-12-31 01:35 pm (UTC)
I bought my halogen before moving into Steven's Court last year, and the same bulb burnt out a few weeks ago.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-12-31 02:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can't figure out the life-expectancy of those bulbs yet... of the two in the living room, one is still going strong and the other burnt out months ago. In my room it's the same way. I have no idea why..
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2000-12-31 06:35 pm (UTC)

Light bulbs & a certain party

I lived out in New Jersey for about 7 years, 5 of them in one place although some time was spent at college. Had this one light bulb in my bedroom that lasted at least as long as I was there, probably before that, and it's probably still there to this day.

Hope you guys are having a good party up there. Would've come if I could've, but I'm way down in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visited a couple friends in Seattle for Thanksgiving, though. Nice place. Thinking of possibly moving there someday.
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From: alicemac
2000-12-31 04:19 am (UTC)
I've got a Budweiser Neonlight :-) I don't know how old it is, but it must be working for years now.
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[User Picture]From: nighthawk
2000-12-31 12:16 pm (UTC)

Angle

Check the angle you've been holding them at. If you exceed, I believe, 8 tilt they either auto-shut off the light or some even break maybe. I have one of those lamps too in my living room that is mysteriously not working. If I figure out what broke, maybe I can take a look at those lights.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-12-31 02:09 pm (UTC)
Naah, there's a big metal cage around the bulb... I couldn't even touch it if I wanted to.

Our house has tons of dust in it, though ... could dust be settling on the bulb and killing it?
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2000-12-31 05:43 pm (UTC)

Re: tons of dust

That's possible. The dust may also be settling in your lungs, contributing to that cough. I bought a LifeTech from IndoorPurifiers.com about a month ago, and have been very satisfied with the results. You might want to consider one of these; they really do work. (Tell 'em I sent you! :-)
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[User Picture]From: ayun
2000-12-31 04:43 pm (UTC)

Cause Manufacturers are Dumb

I think it's not uncommon that halogen lamps are shipped with bulbs that tend to blow out really quickly because they're too bright for the lamp. My friend used to work in a lamp store, and she always suggested people buy a lower wattage (or whatever measurement halogens are on) bulb if they seemed to be burning out too quickly. That usually solved the problem.
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