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Since this is a simple construction flash light (no electronics) make sure you are installing the correct bulb for the voltage of the batteries.
If you use a bulb that is for a 2 cell (3.0 volt) in a flashlight that takes 4 cells (6.0 volt) the bulb will burn out every time.

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