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econdave 01-12-2007 07:28 AM

Light keeps blowing
I have a lamp post by my walkway, I put a new bulb in and it blew, put another one in and that blew. Must be a short somewhere? where should I start looking? underground cable? socket?

jwhite 01-12-2007 07:36 AM

It is extreemly unlikely that you have a short circuit.

You may have something miswired, or you may have too much voltage. What type of light is it, and what type of bulb are you trying to use?

redline 01-12-2007 11:28 AM

Turn off the power to this unit and check to see if there is moisture/water inside the socket for the bulb.

RobertWilber 01-15-2007 09:42 AM

Robert Wilber
Licensed Philadelphia Electrician
Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765
Have you taken a voltage reading at the light fixture?

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