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Re: Ohm's Law and You

Subject: Re: Ohm's Law and You
From: Ted Weiler <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 11:32:16 -0700
Halogen lamps are kind of tricky to use if you aren't careful handling them.
They run very hot.  If you get any contamination of any sort on the bulb you
significantly decrease its life.  The usual culprit is oil (normal body oil)
from your fingers.  You should never handle the bulb portion of a halogen
lamp.  Another standard failure mode is for the seal at the back of the bulb
to crack due to lack of proper cooling.  If properly handled, installed, and
cooled, halogens can have a good long life.

>Yes, but all of this discussion begs the fact that the halogen lights
>burn out much more quickly than the Lucas bulbs.  More carefully planned
>obsolescence?  More fragile filaments?  Halogens can't take it?
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