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Old 09-21-2016, 05:37 AM   #1
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Fixture Eats Light Bulbs

Can anyone recommend a good replacement light bulb for the under counter lights? I've tried several and they all only last a couple of months max. The LED lights I found the wire leg inserts were too thin and wouldn't stay lit.

And apparently my counter is a mess...I didn't even notice until I saw this pic!

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If the bulbs are halogen (I think they are) oils off fingers will cause them to burn out. Try putting them in with gloves and see if that helps.
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I never touch them when installing. Usually they come with a nice cover that I can just slide off after installing.
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So much trapped heat, no wonder they fail.

Try another supplier of led's. Superbright comes to mind. I have changed out close to 30 lights in my RV. You may need to use a needle to squeeze the contacts tighter in the fixtures .
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Ill order some replacements from the Superbright's website. Thanks for the suggestions
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To report back in....we've not had a single failure of the superbright LEDS!!!
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Change the bulbs to G4 base LED's Hundreds to choose from on Ebay. Never have a bulb go out again and much cooler. g4 led | eBay
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M4 now has the two contact bulbs with thicker wires. I bought some 60 off Amazon to do my rig. I got the 10 watt replacements but need 20's for the bedroom ceiling.
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They are 20 bucks a pop but Eco-LED makes a nice round disc with leads that go off to the side, worked in my puck lights, I got "Cool White" which is nice and white not the yellower "Warm White".

You can take your luck on E-bay/Amazon, I have a lot of LED's from those sources, Some are good, some not so good, but the ECO-LED's are known to work, expensive but work.
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