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Replacing living room halogen lights, how do you get spring back in?

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Sorry for yet another home/house related thread but I have halogen lights in my flat, there is 8 lights but only 7 worked when I moved on and within the last week it has gone down to 4 working so I pu… Read More
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Sorry for yet another home/house related thread but I have halogen lights in my flat, there is 8 lights but only 7 worked when I moved on and within the last week it has gone down to 4 working so I purchased some new bulbs from Asda today and can get the bulbs in but the spring/circlip I dont know how to get back on as I dont know if it goes in before and after.

Just a bit worried that without these springs it may shorten the lifespan of the bulbs(yes another possible needless worry of mine)

Its the normal 2 pin type of bulb that screws in like a normal lightbulb((just from underneath instead of the side like normal bulbs)
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Spring clip goes in after the bulb, just insert one side of the clip below the bulb - press it a bit - and push the other side into the recess.
#2
Try to not touch the glass surface with bear hands, the oils from your hand can cause the bulbs to fail early.
#3
Jumpingphil
How did you get the old bulbs out?


Lifting the tab on the spring which then pops out the bulb.

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#4
Jumpingphil
Then do the reverse to put it back.


Thats easier said than done as I am trying to work out how to reverse it, since whien you lift the tab the spring comes off I need to know how the spring wraps around correct.

Will give what the first poster said a try tommorow, my ladder seems a bit messed up so dont want to fall over lol.
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jah128
Try to not touch the glass surface with bear hands, the oils from your hand can cause the bulbs to fail early.


Bears have paws :)

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