I'm very particular about how I handle these or any halogen bulbs. Fingers never touch the glass, gloves or not. Handling is done ONLY by the base.
Particular or not......3 sets in less than a year is 2 sets too many
I agree. It'* getting kind of expensive and because of this I'm starting to think I may look at other options. I guess my point was that I don't believe my problem is handling (although I do concur with you that this can certainly make a diffeence), I wish I did know what the problem is because generally speaking I do like them.