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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Broken contact after initial test – Fire Proof Ceramic MR16 Light Bulb Socket with Wrapped Lead Wires (Round) Reviews

posted by wt808 on 05/24/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Novice (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
It's a light socket
Cons:
Under the flimsy mica cover are two bent metal contacts, each held closed by a somewhat strong spring. The bend wasn't great enough and the contact was crushed when I inserted the MR16 pins.
Other:
One contact was properly formed and the other was not. It's possible that the spring was out of place and caused the contact to fold over.
Bottomline:
I have to agree with the other reviewer that this should be priced less. After seeing the guts, I don't think that the design and build quality is very good, especially the overly-strong springs and flimsy mica cover.

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