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Everlasting light bulbs?
#1
Having had my Berlingo for 5 years & it just passing it's 3rd MOT,I have suddenly realised all the bulbs are original.
Is it better bulbs? Better generator regulation?
Ideas on a postcard please.:wave:
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#2
Mine seemed to go through side light bulbs every couple of months, the last set have lasted a year! Maybe they make em better than they used to? :whistle:
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#3
Better quality bulbs in the past .
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#4
All my bulbs, bar a number plate light, are original. 2005 and 90000 miles later.
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(27-10-2012, 07:15 PM)steve valentine Wrote:  Mine seemed to go through side light bulbs every couple of months, the last set have lasted a year! Maybe they make em better than they used to? :whistle:

I had that. Sidelight and number plate lamps went for a pastime for a couple of years . Lately (touch wood) they've lasted a while though
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(27-10-2012, 08:07 PM)Coco Wrote:  
(27-10-2012, 07:15 PM)steve valentine Wrote:  Mine seemed to go through side light bulbs every couple of months, the last set have lasted a year! Maybe they make em better than they used to? :whistle:

I had that. Sidelight and number plate lamps went for a pastime for a couple of years . Lately (touch wood) they've lasted a while though
They do appear to last longer these days a couple of years back everything seemed to made by the Hokey Cokey lamp company Taiwan:whistle: but i always need a new headlamp unit @ MOT time (stone hole) :censored:
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#7
What is it about Berlingo sidelight bulbs???
All the other ones have been fine.
In fact only had one sidelight when I bought it. That was first job when got home!
Replaced with filament bulb; one blew, replaced with LED; one melted, replaced with LED (thought could have been faulty); both failed, back to (quality) filament; one blew, back to LED; one has failed.
That is all in 19 months.
Wondering if there is a supply fault to the lighting circuit?
Anyone had a meter to it?
As the sidelight has a tiny filament, would be more susceptible to slight increase in voltage (13.8v +) than other bulbs. Something is going on to melt an SMD LED, got to be voltage related. Confusedcratch:
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#8
From what I can tell from friends results (never having used LED bulbs in the car myself) LED quality is very variable, as variable as filament bulbs are.
Malc

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#9
Berlingo bulbs last forever. The 12 year old one that we have just scrapped had a sidelight and a stop/tail light replaced because they blew and the indicator lights because the orange coating peeled off.

My sister's Ford Focus is always needing new bulbs.

Peter
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Rear brake light and numberplate bulbs go, presume it's due to tailgate getting slammed, which I wish had a good damping system fitted.
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