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Changed light bulbs in chandelier-style ceiling fixture and only two work out of eight. I bought two packs of GE Reveal B10, 40W candelabra bulbs. I'm not sure what type of bulbs were in there before but suffice it to say that the wattage is the same.
I wanted that clean, beautiful light touted on the package, but the bulbs won't work. I put the other older bulbs back in and they work fine. I've even switched out the working GE bulbs with other GE bulbs to rule out whether they might be defective, but they worked in the socket.
A light bulb is not a terribly complicated thing. I think you're saying that the bulbs are OK, but they do not seem to function in some of the chandelier sockets. Is that correct?
Assuming the bulbs are not burned out, the only reason this would occur is if they are not making good electrical contact with the socket. The bulb makes contact in two places, on is the threaded base and the other is the metal contact on the base of the bulb. My guess would be they are not threading in quite right and then you're not able to screw them all the way in so the base makes electrical contact.
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Posted on Dec 29, 2007
The problem is most likely that the contact in the bottom of the light socket doesn't have enough tension in it.
Turn the power off to that circuit (at the breaker box), use something akin to an ice-cream stick and slightly pry up the contact in the bottom of the socket. (With the circuit breaker off, even a small screwdriver will work well).
I've been doing this for 30 years to otherwise functioning lamps which don't light and don't respond to cleaning -- it almost never fails.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
Check the side contact, it is formed at an accute angle that will allow breakage at the bend. The brass segment remains in place but does not provide continuity. Have replaced sockets on all outside house fixtures. They are cheap but difficult to wire.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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