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Old 16.05.2019, 22:11
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Re: Halogen bulb ban

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^This. The glass that covers one of our G4 halogens recently broke. We went to the local appliance store to get new glass, only to be told that was not possible at any store because the technology is old.

Since LEDs are the thing now and they don't get hot, they don't need glass covers. The service rep said we cannot simply swap a G4 LED into the halogen due to the transformer issue. Article here that gets into it a bit more:
http://www.ledified.com.au/why-you-s...ogen-fittings/

The rep said we could keep using halogen bulbs if we had some on hand but he didn't recommend it without the protective glass. For new glass, our best option is to contact the manufacturer and hope they have some. For now, we're not even using a bulb in that fixture.
If you find a suitable LED bulb to replace your halogen then they do not get hot. Consequently you can replace your glass cover with plastic.

Buy a transparent plastic tile from Migros DIY and they will cut it to size for you!
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