Replacing lamps

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by RLI Electric, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. RLI Electric

    RLI Electric LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Anyone find replacing a MR16 lamp in a Vista is not as easy as one would assume. I have had 2 fixtures that the replacement lamps did not want to go easily. Just wondering if it was just a couple of lemons that I came across or this is a common thing.
  2. sprinkler guy

    sprinkler guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I've found it a pain, especially on their aluminum and composite spotlight fixtures that have a retention screw for the top, instead of a twist off. Over time it gets a little crud built up and makes it hard to unscrew. Sometimes the leads on the socket were tied off too low, so the socket won't come all the way out to make putting in the bulb easy.
  3. Tim R.

    Tim R. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I havn't had to much problem with them other than the socket sometimes doesn't want to accept the pin. Usually the case of it being an old style socket without the springs.
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Even on the ones with the springs you need to take a peek in the pin hole. Make sure you are trying to insert the lamp in between the 2 tabs and not between the tab and the spring.

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