New Stinger UV40, worked first time. But after running all night, bulb would not re-light. Installed replacement bulb. Again, worked first time. Then same thing, wouldn't re-light. Not sure if it's the zapper or the bulb, but as one won't work without the other, the whole thing goes to the scrap heap. Don't throw good money after bad. The UV40 is pure junk.
Cons: Not Durable, fails after first use.
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It amazes me that manufacturer's and retailers sale a product that doesn't support replacement parts. This has happened on other products too. What happens is you buy the bug lamp and when you need to replace the bulb you have to special order the thing because the store doesn't stock the replacement. I was lucky though, the HD associate at least offered to help look up the replacement bulb and facilitated the order. Your competitor didn't.
Thank goodness for these replacement bulbs my mother's Stinger bug killer zaps all night long. Every day or do she blows out hundreds of dead misquitos with a hair dryer. Pick up at Home Depot is wonderful. The light company goes a little overboard on the packaging but they all seem to do that now.
I installed it in my 20 year old Stinger bug zapper. It works again. As long as this bulb doesn't go out soon, then it should work fine. I read other reviews that said the bulb didn't last but a couple of months. I have only used it a few days and it works fine. The original bulb was still good..until I dropped it while cleaning it out. I don't get bit by mosquitos as long as the bug zapper is on.
There's not a whole lot you can say about a light bulb, but it is easy to install. The stinger unit itself is great, I have three of them on my property. Some may think the replacement bulb is a little on the pricey side, but if you live in a area such as I do, it is well worth it.
Used the Stinger inside and outside. Super effective while the bulb works, zero effect without the uv light. And am I crazy or is $15 REALLY steep for a bulb? I plugged a splitter into my extension cord and wired a standard bulb socket with a 12" cord, then hung a $2 backlight bulb in the space where the OEM bulb was. Worked perfectly.
Had the unit and the same bulb for well over 20yrs. The bulb just kicked the bucket tonite. Will definitely be heading to Homedepot in the morning. Would recommend this product and the unit to all, it works very good with those big mosquitoes we have here in deep southeast Louisiana, lol.