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Re: really dim bulbs; Tungsten Halide lighting

In a message dated 96-12-09 04:57:39 EST, quk@sievers.com (Phil Payne)

>I hope we should _all_ know this, but in case there are any lurkers (or VAG 
>mechanics) on the list who don't - DO NOT TOUCH THE GLASS WITH YOUR FINGERS.
>If you open the box and see glass - close the box and open the other end.  
>Handle the bulb _only_ by the metal.  If you touch it, even fleetingly, with

>a greasy finger (all fingers are _always_ greasy in this instance) then
>it rigorously with alcohol before putting it down.

Yep, as of several years ago I just wash EVERY halogen bulb in methanol prior
to it's installation.
I don't even trust the OEM plant shippers anymore. Fortunately, no VAG
mechanics (or any mechanics for that matter) touch my cars, except for an
alignment guy once in every 2 years.
I also put on thin knit cotton gloves to do that - you don't have to watch
your fingers. 
Incidently, I find these gloves to be rather handy. They come in a box of 100
and are sold by industrial suppliers.

Igor Kessel