I'm having a light problem in our IGP. It's a 100W bulb fixture..The bulb went out suddenly other night. I figured a bulb burnt out so I replaced it, sealed it back up and submerged the fixture (no air bubbles), then turn on and NOTHING ! So I got another bulb (thinking maybe it was just bad), repeated the same steps and got the same answer..NOTHING! Next I figured I better text the circuit. I pulled the fixture, removed the bulb and tested the inside socket. I'm getting 12 volts at the socket. So I'm all good there also. I cleaned the inside of the socket, I get a good reading but once the bulb is in I get nothing.
NOW..looking into the fixture I see a gel type material around the socket. Mine kinda looks brownish yellow and I was told that it should be transparent to a degree and not burnt looking. Could that be the problem ? Do I need a new fixture ? and why would I get a 12v reading at the socket if it was bad ?
Also.. If I got to replace it, Id like to install one that has multiple color lights. I suppose LED. Any suggestions and best place to shop ?
I know it's a lot and I really appreciate any and all help.