I skimmed the thread, replaced my resistor with a thermal fuse, blew up my bulb. Huh.
READ the thread, and got everything fixed.
Lots of pics at https://photos.app.goo.gl/bYBmK3MAdP1L698Q6
I got replacement bulbs on Amazon - kinda a lot to spend for one light, but I guess I have a bag full now.
7.6 x 3.4 x 0.1 inches
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They are ~1mm too wide, so I drilled out the hole to the next American size (3/8" from memory fwiw). Nice cables, a little tight but a good fix.
For the fuses, they are all over Amazon:
I used a 280C one since stock was 260 (see pics). The big issue was the form factor, couldn't figure out how to thermally couple the fuse to the heat block, so I soldered it to the tabs of the original fuse, bent it tight to the other one and then put on CPU Heatsink thermal compound. I'm not 100% sure this is safe but the MSDS is relatively clean. Anyway, be aware that the body is metal, so if you short across the tabs you'll have no fuse!
If someone knows something better to use, I might pull it open and clean/replace it.
Definitely working better. While I don't have any doubts... I think I'll go test it now... Just to be sure or something.... :-D