xenon bulb casts yellowish glow

scdeb424May 16, 2012

I hope someone can help me--we installed undercabinet xenon lighting in our kitchen. This was 5 years ago and we have our first light bulbs to replace. These are wedge base clear 12 volt 18 watts xenon bulbs. I replaced the two bulbs with what I thought was the same thing--the description on the pkg described the above with also this # 9774 which I think is this bulb's identifing number. The light that comes out of the fixture now with new light bulbs is yellowish and not as bright like the other fixtures which have the orginial bulbs still in them. The original bulbs cast a bright white light that is great for kitchen prep. How can I get what I want--did I buy the wrong bulb?

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brickeyee

Did you touch the bulb with bare hands?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 10:53AM
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roadbike

"I replaced the two bulbs with what I thought was the same thing--the description on the pkg described the above with also this # 9774 which I think is this bulb's identifing number."

That there are two I Thinks in the same sentence makes me think you may have the wrong bulb. Please confirm that the model number for the old remaining bulbs match that of the new ones. If not get the correct bulbs. And yes a coating of finger oil is not good for bulbs. But check the number first.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 1:25PM
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scdeb424

Did not touch bulbs with bare hands but used a piece of white paper towel--did that ruin the bulb?
The area where the fixture is located is very difficult to reach & I did hold the wrapped bulb for more than 2 minutes on each bulb.
There are no identifying numbers on the old bulbs or the new ones just the 12 volt 18 watt.
But on the packing slip it states the what the bulbs are & uses the 9774 #.
I googled the number and saw that there is a 9775 as well but no discription on color of light.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 9:14PM
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brickeyee

Those look like auto part bulb numbers.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 3:25PM
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roadbike

Take one of the old bulbs in to a good lighting store and tell them you need a replacement.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 12:17PM
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scdeb424

Roadbike, I think that's what I'll be doing this week even though I had hoped not to make a long drive--I ordered off the internet--maybe they were just bad bulbs. I'm getting the feeling that I'm going to be stuck with yellow/dim bulbs. Thanks for the suggestion to bring the old bulb--I might not have remembered to do that. I might bring the new ones too.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 11:33PM
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