I have a wax warmer that uses a 110v 35w light bulb. The lightbulbs have been burning out within hours of replacing them. Can this be fixed?
- spacemissingLv 7hace 1 mes
Maybe the bulbs you have been getting are off spec.
Using a light dimmer might help because
reducing the voltage by only 5% can double lamp life.
Further reductions improve on that significantly,
but going too far would prevent the wax from melting properly.
There really isn't any other "fix" except higher-quality and/or higher-voltage lamps.
Try to find some rated for 130 volts. They should last considerably longer.
Also, if the lamps are quartz-halogen,
YOU MUST NOT TOUCH THE BULB.
Use a clean paper towel or cotton cloth to handle them.
If you do make skin contact, use 90% or better isopropyl alcohol to clean it.
- AntonLv 6hace 1 mes
Normal AC voltage in the U.S. is 120 volts, not 110. Higher voltage = over heating.
I am retired, don't remember the math, but you can use a 50 watt bulb, with a power resister to drop the voltage at the bulb to use just 35 watts.
- Anónimohace 1 mes
Buy light bulbs from leading brands.