Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

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Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby BeakerARand19 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:46 pm

Hello, I am wondering if CHEs (Ceramic heat emitters) run hotter when they are bad because I just had 2 bulbs burn out (1st bulb about a day of use. Second about 25-30 mins) that are in a dual dome fixture with a old CHE. I tried replacing the fixture but it occurred again and will try running without the CHE.

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Re: Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:27 pm

Are you using two CHE's in the dual fixture? If so I'd probably recommend against that.

They are made to withstand a lot of heat, it might likely just be the socket on that side of the fixture is bad. Or the CHE's you bought were bad. I'd try a different fixture first though.

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Re: Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby BeakerARand19 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:38 am

Claudiusx wrote:Are you using two CHE's in the dual fixture? If so I'd probably recommend against that.

They are made to withstand a lot of heat, it might likely just be the socket on that side of the fixture is bad. Or the CHE's you bought were bad. I'd try a different fixture first though.

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Sorry what I meant is I am using a 100W bulb with the CHE in the dual and I believe that the CHE is overheating the bulb causing it to blow out. I have never had this problem and have had this setup for well over a year so I believe the CHE is bad and overheating. Already replaced the fixture put the CHE and bulb back in and the bulb blew out in around 25 minutes. I doubt the fixture is to blame
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Re: Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:17 am

It's possible the CHE is drawing too much. What are the wattages of the bulbs you're using vs the rating for the fixture?
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Re: Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby BeakerARand19 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:57 am

CooperDragon wrote:It's possible the CHE is drawing too much. What are the wattages of the bulbs you're using vs the rating for the fixture?


100W for fixture and CHE
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Re: Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:45 pm

You may have a bad fixture - you can try getting a ceramic dome for a 150 watt -- see if that helps
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Re: Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby BeakerARand19 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:49 am

KarrieRee wrote:You may have a bad fixture - you can try getting a ceramic dome for a 150 watt -- see if that helps
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I have already tried replacing the fixture, it did not work.
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Re: Do CHEs run hotter when they are bad?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:51 am

Ok so the bulb may be bad or your plug in---
Try a different bulb - if it works and not over heats your good - if it still does it may be the plug in-- it is process of elimination
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