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I purchased a 6 pack of Noma Par20 50W bulbs from Canadian Tire Oct./15. As of last night, the 6th died after only 9wks. Was this a "bad batch"or is 10 weeks a normal lifespan for these bulbs?

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They are rated for 2000 hours of light. Most applications don't allow you to know how many hours the light is on for. The biggest drawback to these is they are a halogen bulb. Those bulbs generate a lot of heat and this shortens the life span if they are not installed in a place that allows for good ventilation.

Posted on Dec 03, 2016

Testimonial: "Thanks, I understand the drawbacks of halogen spots, they are installed with max ventilation as were the Sylvania and Phillips 50W halogens that lasted up to 3 years."

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  • Brad Brown Dec 03, 2016

    Made in China? If the failure was the internal casing for the filament then it was QC issue with contamination

  • Douglas Planidin
    Douglas Planidin Dec 03, 2016

    Yes! Thanks for the info!

  • Douglas Planidin
    Douglas Planidin Dec 04, 2016

    Took the box of dead bulbs back to Canadian Tire, they gave me a new box & mentioned they had many Noma lights returned in the past year. Thanks for your help Fixya followers!

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