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I have a PAF DOVE halogen lamp. Only the lower wattage of the lamp works. How can I tell if it's the switch or the halogen bulb? If it's the switch, where/how can it be repaired? Thanks for y

The high wattage light setting had been shorting out on and off, then worked perfectly. Then it stopped working. Only the lower wattage level is currently working. How do I determine if the bulb needs to be replaced or if the switch needs to be replaced. I've not tried replacing the halogen bulb yet. The lamp has a PAF tag on it. I think I purchased the lamp between 1990 and 1992.

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