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Most recent answer: 03/19/2020
Q:
I got a T6 incandescent lamp rated to 2.6W and supply voltage of 24V. I'm using a DC power supply to supply the 24V using wires soldered directly to the bulb (+ve to one of the leads at the bottom of the bulb and -ve to the outer can) but the bulb doesnt glow. What am I missing here? Thanks for your help.
- Priya
NY, USA
A:

If there are two leads at the base, then it may be that the outer can is not electrically connected. You could try connecting instead to the other lead.

Mike W.


(published on 03/19/2020)

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