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    foreverromantic Posts: 176, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 14, 2017, 05:04 PM
    Electricity question
    I have a china cabinet that uses three Reflector Spot Bulbs.
    25 W. R-14, either standard base or short neck.
    These bulbs are burning out every two months and I would like to have someone 'change the sockets' to remedy this problem. Is this the correct solution? AND... could a handyman who knows about electrical problems do this ? OR should I check with an electrician?
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    Feb 14, 2017, 06:19 PM
    Unless these are flickering before they burn out... I don't think it's the socket that's the problem, are they overheating? Have you tried replacing these with a compatible LED size?
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    foreverromantic Posts: 176, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 15, 2017, 04:51 AM
    I forgot to state "Bulbs Are Getting STUCK" in the sockets and hang by a thread after they go out.
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    Feb 20, 2017, 07:39 AM
    LED would be a good choice as mentioned by Smoothy, Less heat.
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    Feb 20, 2017, 06:34 PM
    I agree, LED and you do not need to change out the sockets

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