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Blown running light bulbs

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I keep blowing my port side red Perko running light. I have checked the voltage (its good)and cleaned the contacts. I think its heat related because I am using the correct wattage bulb and it still gets very warm. Anyone have a similar problem?
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I agree with Fishbust. Fix it once and fix it right.

On another note, sometimes running lights will pop when they take on water. If you take a hot bulb and dowst it with cold water it will blow. This is more apt to happen when the running lights are mounted on the bow, where they are closer to the spray, and less likely to happen when they are mounted high on the sides of the boat.

It would be nice to see manufactures making double insulated running light fixtures like some trailer lights. (a sealed bulb within the fixture)

This post edited by Lattitudechange 08:35 AM 07/19/2008
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