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Sawlty Dawg

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Sawlty and the Energy Thief
« on: May 26, 2019, 12:56:46 AM »
I was replacing the festoon bulbs in the light fixtures on my 28, these are the original fixtures, when I replaced one of the incandescent ones with an LED the new build lit up without the light being on, it was not very bright but was most definitely on.
I took a close look at the switch contacts and they were not touching so clearly there was another path in the fixture that was allowing current to flow through. I cleaned the fixture, dried it and don't it back together and the fixture seems to be operated correctly now.

This must have been drawing a small amount of power for some time now, not enough to light the incandescent bulb but a power draw none the less.

I can certainly appreciate the simplicity of those original fixtures, not a lot to them and they can be easily fixed.

New lights work well, not bad for 0.79$ a bulb.