View Full Version : T5 reflector clamps/broke bulbs

04-19-2012, 09:43 AM
I know there's not too many of you with T5's but I've been having problems with my T5 bulbs burning out lately. Last night I went to change out another one and when I went to remove the reflector, the bulb cracked and broke where the clamp was. I've noticed the clamps have been getting harder to remove and discovered the clamps have actually started bending in and collapsing tighter and tighter on the bulb over time. I believe this has caused stress on the bulb, maybe inducing micro cracks, causing them to prematurely burn out. As a result, I've bent open the reflector clips so they grasp the bulb alot more loosely. Hopefully this will help someone else in the future...