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Faulty bulb

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:38 am
by KarrieRee
So I had to take my own advice here this morning and use the 5.0 bulb that came w/ the 24" fixtures I bought a while back - we were changing out Hiccups UVB bulb and the bulb we put in was faulty -- tried the 5.0 bulb to see if maybe it was the fixture and it wasnt -- so that new 10.0 bulb was faulty and that was the extra I bought last spring to have on hand for when they needed changing out -- :roll: a lot of good that did -- so I went to Pangea to order new bulbs and they are out of stock for the Arcadia's again --- I ended up getting them from Reptile Basics -- I was told those bulbs dont go bad if not used is this correct?
Karrie

Re: Faulty bulb

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:03 am
by CooperDragon
Ugh, that's frustrating. The bulbs shouldn't go bad just sitting in storage. They can be physically damaged or else they burn out over time while being used. The spare you had may have just been a dud or have been dropped or otherwise damaged physically at some point.

Re: Faulty bulb

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:17 am
by KarrieRee
It was faulty none the less - it came w/ 3 other bulbs all shipped together packaged really good-- the first time put in it didn't come on so we stuck the 5.0 bulb in an it worked fine then put it in again and it flickered then went off-- so it happens but the bulb was bought about a year ago not quite - I did get Arcadia's coming now and will swap out the 5.0 in June
Karrie