Drop Light what gives?? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2002, 02:02 AM
E.T. divided by $ spent= Speed
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYS america's unwiped butt
Age: 35
Posts: 1,858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Post Drop Light what gives??

OK I was under my car till 6am last night putting in a tranny.And in that time I blew 11 bulbs in 2 lights.Some would blow when I just touched the light,which would lead me to smack it on the ground in a repeated fashion then throw it out from under the car.
We have a case of light bulbs just for this reason.Does anyone else have this prob???What causes this??Those "tough bulbs" don't help.We've had many differant drop lights and differant brands/types of bulbs and they all do that.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2002, 05:03 AM
FASTFORD's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 471
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 19 Posts
Post

a bad batch of bulbs. went thru this for over a year. needed a bulb in a hurry,got 1 at local hardware store,lasted almost a year.got more bulbs at wal-mart,blowin bulbs again.went back,got my money,went to hardware store.good bulbs,same maker.different code on bulb package,last longer. thats what my problem was,i think. still have 3 of 6 purchased at hardware store. the tuff bulb still dies after a 3 foot fall! btw,why a bulb question on the engine forum? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

[ July 07, 2002: Message edited by: FASTFORD ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2002, 08:40 AM
4 Jaw Chuck's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Age: 47
Posts: 5,112
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 119 Times in 94 Posts
Post

Fluorescent bulb trouble lamps don't have this problem and you won't burn yourself either.
__________________
Outlawed tunes from outlawed pipes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2002, 10:46 AM
E.T. divided by $ spent= Speed
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NYS america's unwiped butt
Age: 35
Posts: 1,858
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Post

FASTFORD I figured no one usualy reads the electrical forum so I put it here.
Maybe I'll try one of those flouresnt screw in bulbs.The ones w/ the four tubes on a light bulb base.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2002, 11:48 AM
axle bastard's Avatar
you're killin me buck!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: erie PA
Age: 39
Posts: 163
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

i'm with 4 jaw! i have a flourescent job i got from the cornwell guy, not cheap, but better light, and will take a whoopin!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-07-2002, 02:56 PM
johnnymopar's Avatar
Love your nails! You must be a Libra
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Stratford, ON, Canada
Posts: 599
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking

i work at an electrical wholesaler and sell lamps all the time. the problem with regular bulbs is the filaments aren't designed to take abuse, obviously. You can get rough-service lamps which have a heavier filament but they only have an average life of about 500-1000 hrs, compared to standard lamp life of 6000 hours. Another option is a traffic signal lamp. They're usually 69W or 116W and are good for vibration and also have a life of about 8,000 hours. They probably cost somewhere around $6-$8/ea.

anyway, the flourescents that you mentioned are known as compact flourescents and you can probably get up to about 26W or so to fit in a regular trouble light. You can buy them one-piece or you can get an adapter to go from an incandescent socket to a compact flourescent base, some are known as PL lamps. You could probably buy a PL13 for about $4.00. These flourescent lamps are good too because flourescents usually have an average life of 20,000 hours.

JB
__________________
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.