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Old 11-21-2008, 12:23 PM   #16
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bad luck, bad lightbulbs, or bad problem?


Do they blow all over the house? Or just one area? Do they seem brighter? Turn on a furnace or dryer, do the lights get brighter?

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Old 11-21-2008, 02:05 PM   #17
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Why would being close to the pole transformer cause light bulbs to burn out prematurely?
Higher voltage.
126v on a 120v bulb will give a life of 100(120/126)^12 = 56% of rated life.
In MD, PoCo is allowed to go between 114v and 126v. My xformer is right outside and I get 122v, +/-.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:21 AM   #18
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bad luck, bad lightbulbs, or bad problem?


Maybe installing CCFL replacement bulbs will work. They may not be as sensitive to higher voltage.

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