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Old 12-06-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Patio light

I just purchased a used 2008 19 ft SE. I noticed the lens on the patio light is slightly warped or melted...from over heating I guess. Is this a common ocurrance or could there be a problem? Thanks
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Mine is the same way. I thought it was to aim the light downward a bit. I don't think anything got hot and melted.
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Scare light

The scare light, "patio light", should not be left on for hours.

It will overheat and distort the lens.

Summer or winter weather doesn't seem to matter.

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The lens gets warped because the heat generated by the bulb starts to melt the plastic. If you want to leave it on for extended periods, you can replace with a 90 degree 1156 white LED, or get a #1003 bulb. The 1003 is lower wattage, and will not generate as much heat (or light).
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I just purchased a used 2008 19 ft SE. I noticed the lens on the patio light is slightly warped or melted...from over heating I guess. Is this a common ocurrance or could there be a problem? Thanks
I had the same problem and replaced the lens ($7.95) and changed the original 1156 bulb to a 1141. The original 1156 bulb is rated at 2.1 amps & 32 candle power. The replacement 1141 bulb is rated at 1.44 amps & 21 candle power. The only problem is that the 1141 bulb only comes as a clear bulb, while the original 1156 bulb is also available in amber and be used as a "bug light". I havn't had a problem since changing it.
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