I installed a replacement Amerilite assembly two years ago and it worked great. The bulb died and I removed the light assembly and purchased a new O-Ring and bulb, which began leaking within a week. I took it out again assuming I did something wrong.
Now, it's made very clear that you never re-assemble an Amerilite with a used O-ring. so I purchased another $25 ring. I though that because the instructions say to tighten the bolts to within 1/4 inch of each other, perhaps mine was a bit too loose.
Now these O-rings have a bunch of points of failure in the design. The glass fits inside the O-ring, which has a goove molded inside for this. Then the glass with O-ring attached is pushed against the housing with a metal ring that tightens down, pushing the O-ring against the housing.
I cleaned everything very good, and reassembled with the new O-ring. Yep, with in two weeks it's failed again, this time the bulb blew when the water intruded. So now it's been out for a month, while I get over being PO'd about the wasted $50 in O-rings. I tried bringing it back to Pinch a Penny but they said a used O-ring can not be returned.
What would you do? Just give up or try again?