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Old 04-04-2017, 04:48 AM  
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You know what they say. If you want all that economy, you are going to have to pay for it.


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I'm finding the savings on electricity is being offset with the cost of gas on return trips to get a working bulb.
Better off staying down for the count.


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Some LED and CFL bulbs have a shorter neck than the old incandescent bulbs. It's possible that it's just not making contact correctly because it has bottomed out before reaching the right place.
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Found that it's the secondary hot tab not making contact.
It's hit and miss as the bulb socket shape isn't consistent. After 5 bulbs I finally found 2 that worked.
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I got curious and a regular old E-27 base is 1.03” Dia x 1.05” from the top of the screw to the tip. Old bulbs had a long neck and my guess is the socket makers didn’t worry much about how deep the socket was set into the lamp holder.

With these new bulbs being a molded base My guess is they are correct to spec for a E-27 but our old lamps are set too deep in some cases.

I wonder if you took the lamp apart if you could shim out the socket or trim down the housing.
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Do they make led specific sockets?
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Not sure that it is LED specific, but I bet as time moves on, the sockets will be more consistent for the newer bulbs.
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Got 2 to work but noticed that the driver/ballast at the bottom of the bulb makes contact with the cardboard insulation before it's done toghtening down.
Shouldn't have to butcher my lamp to get them to work.


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