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Topic # 229173 10-Feb-2018 23:23
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So first 1, then 2, now all 3 of the lights have gone out in our Bosch Rangehood. I think I am done with Bosch Appliances. 

 

I did a quick google and found they take G4 bulbs, but I removed one, and the filament looks fine. 

 

What other issues could exist?

 

The device otherwise seems to be working (fans etc).

 

 


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  Reply # 1955056 11-Feb-2018 07:43
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Does looks fine mean you've checked the filament with a meter or an eyeball? I have a different brand but it only has 1 power source for bulbs so if that was involved they'd all go at same time.

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  Reply # 1955087 11-Feb-2018 08:25
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Lamps have a very similar life expectancy.

I understand you've had a bad run, but I don't think it's fair to blame them for blown lamps.




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  Reply # 1955100 11-Feb-2018 09:55
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I would suggest fitting LED's as replacements

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  Reply # 1955121 11-Feb-2018 10:46
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Bosch won't be making the light bulbs themselves.

 

 

 

Bulbs are a consummable  - get a few , as well as a couple spares and move on.


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  Reply # 1955122 11-Feb-2018 10:51
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If its these https://www.bunnings.co.nz/osram-halogen-20w-capsule-g4-12v-bulb-warm-white_p00291577

 

Then a trip to Bunnings and < $2.50 will tell you if its just the bulb or something else.





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  Reply # 1955125 11-Feb-2018 11:01
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I have a multimeter. I didn't even think about testing them using this. I'll give this a go. 

 

The question was more about whether if it wasnt the bulbs, but something else, what could it be?

 

If it IS a bulb, then I have no issue with it, I understand entirely, they are consumables and it's been quite a few years!

 

 


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  Reply # 1955144 11-Feb-2018 12:11
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It could be the transformer, but 100% start with the bulbs.


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  Reply # 1955203 11-Feb-2018 14:08
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robjg63:

If its these https://www.bunnings.co.nz/osram-halogen-20w-capsule-g4-12v-bulb-warm-white_p00291577


Then a trip to Bunnings and < $2.50 will tell you if its just the bulb or something else.



I've been buying Philips 2 pack 20w. Interesting that those Osram are rated twice the average life of the Philips. May make a difference if vibration a factor.

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  Reply # 1955232 11-Feb-2018 14:55
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How old is it. I would first try replacing the bulbs, and you can then rule that in or out.




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  Reply # 1955239 11-Feb-2018 15:15
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Looks like bulb issues. Wish I'd have thought of that as a way of testing prior to posting this thread. 

 

Will arrange some replacements. The fact they all went within a couple of days of each other made me wonder if it was something else.


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  Reply # 1955473 12-Feb-2018 05:56
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LED G4 bulbs are on the market, should prevent it from being an issue again.


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