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Old 10 December 2012, 06:06   #11
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Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post

Do you mean the bulb in the fitting or the glass - bayonet joint?

I have already had to "modify" the fitting in both my ARW lamps - now can't take the bulb out without a pair of pliers, but at least it stays put & on....
Aye, the cheap metal work comes loose. I wonder if using pliers to fit glass bulbs is part of your lifetime issue though!
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Old 10 December 2012, 09:02   #12
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Not like that - I use the pliers to put a small "pre- tension" in the silly bit of pressed steel that supposedly holds the bulb in.

Sufficient that it needs a gentle "un squeeze" to allow the bulb in and then spring back to actually grip it & make contact.

Fingers only on the bulb itself!

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Old 10 December 2012, 12:38   #13
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What about taking the fitting and throwing it away. Then get a multiple LED bulb and solder it in place and fit it with a hot glue gun or something into its rightful spot. This would eliminate the failure from the fitting.

You might also want to check into using a bungee from about the half way point in order to stabilize the light pole. Sounds like it is kinda violent up there.

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