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Bulbs (Prolonging Bulb Life in Aroma Lamps)
Last Updated: 31/01/2020
Without prejudice, it has come to our attention recently, through a number of published articles, that the lifespan of G9 halogen bulbs may be prolonged by handling new bulbs with care and not touching them with bare skin..

G9 halogen bulbs present in most of our electric burners/aroma lamps do (like any other bulb) have a finite lifespan, and will need replacing from time to time. However. touching glass halogen bulbs with bare skin is reported to be a possible cause of bulbs 'blowing' prematurely, or not fulfilling their 'normal' lifespan. It is reported that when the oily residue from fingertips and bare skin comes into contact with the outside of the glass bulb, this can affect the halogen inside the bulb - causing the halogen gas to distribute unevenly inside the bulb and weakening the filament inside. It is therefore recommended that bulbs are handled using papertowels, kitchen roll (or similar) to avoid contact with skin.

Also to maximise the lifespan of your halogen bulbs, it is reportedly recommended that once the wax has completely melted, to turn down the heat setting on the lamp (where possible) from the maximum setting. All of the aroma lamps we stock are designed to operate on this maximum setting without issue (whilst according with the manufacturers usage guidelines), however reducing the heat setting once your wax has melted may help to make your bulb last longer.

This advice is based on the articles in the links below, and we provide the above and below information without prejudice.

Article 1
Article 2

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