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Old 08-09-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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My house eats lightbulbs

For some reason, my house destroys lightbulbs. Mainly in the bathroom and kitchen - I don't think the problem is with the bulbs, I think the fixture or the power to the fixture is somehow screwed up.

Does this make sense? I got floros thinking they might hold up better and they actually fared worse - about a week, and they are supposed to be like 10,000 hour bulbs or something ridiculous.

Any ideas how to fix this?


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Old 08-10-2011, 12:04 AM   #2
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My house eats lightbulbs

Many things can contribute to premature lamp failure,
Most likely is too high voltage.
Have you tried using high voltage light bulbs ?
You can get them thru electrical wholesalors/distrubutors.
Other things like excess vibration or heat can also
cause problems.
If you think it is a problem with high voltage,
or even spikes and surges then getting an electricain
to check out the system would be wise.


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Old 08-10-2011, 04:50 AM   #3
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My house eats lightbulbs

Bad sockets can cause excessive heating with literally "cooks" the bulb from the base. Even CFL's can blow out, if the connection is bad enough.

Try replacing one of the offending fixtures, and see if the problem goes away.

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Measure the voltage. Quantitatively using a voltmeter, not only qualitatively using a circuit tester with just some little lights.
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