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Still, if I read your description correctly...
You shouldn't allow the foil to touch the outer barrel of the bulb-base. That would be a short-circuit, & if it didn't blow a fuse, then probably it was making heat in the aluminum leaving little or no electricity going through the actual bulb.
Still seems better to bend the tabs so they press against the nub on the bulb (or replace them). Less messy & you don't want the loose bits of foil to move around.
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