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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 14th Jun 17, 10:43 AM
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    Can I use an ordinary G9 Halogen bulb in an oven?
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    • 14th Jun 17, 10:43 AM
    Can I use an ordinary G9 Halogen bulb in an oven? 14th Jun 17 at 10:43 AM
    Hi, I have a 6 month old AEG KM8403101M Combination Oven/Microwave.

    The original factory fitted bulb has blown and needs replacing.

    I removed the bulb and it is an Osram Halopin 230v 25 watt bulb. It is the same size and shape as a G9 bulb with the same connector pins.

    These Osram Halopins cost about £3 or more.

    Is there something special about this Osram bulb or is it the same as other brands and not specific to oven use?

    The oven manual makes no mention of a specific bulb and I cannot find anything online to assist.

    I can buy a multi pack of 25w G9 bulbs a lot cheaper than £3 for one bulb.

    Will an ordinary inexpensive G9 withstand oven use or will it quickly fail due to the high temperatures in the oven?

    Presumably a G9 halogen bulb heats up to a high temperature when switched on when in a room light fitting although of course it then has the cooling effect of air at around 20c rather than the 180 to 200 degrees inside an oven.

    Thanks
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 14th Jun 17, 12:02 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 12:02 PM
    I would suggest you stick to the type fitted to the oven as they will be (should be) special high temperature resistant material.
    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 14th Jun 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:09 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 1:09 PM
    I've bought a pack of 2 x G9 from Poundland. That works out at about 15% of the cost per bulb of an Osram Halopin.

    I am going to fit one and see what happens.
    Who'll remember the ones
    who only rode in them to die
    All their lives are just a smudge
    of smoke against the sky
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