Hey CB Users!
This is an awesome forum, so glad to be here. Question for you:
The theater i'm working in has a bunch of 6" Altman Fresnels, all in great shape physically. However, the issue i'm having trouble with is that many of them seem to have an issue with the lamp socket.
The instruments use 750w BTN lamps, and i've tried both new and old lamps. The lamps don't seem to fit tightly. I push it down, turn it 90 degrees, and it stays, but wiggles in place. As a result, the lamp flickers, you can hear the sound of a loose electrical connection at the base, and the fixtures work intermittently.
Do these bases wear out eventually? The fixtures are fairly old (late 80's, early 90's).
Thanks so much for your help in advance, see if we can get these things running again!