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Old 10-09-02, 09:09 PM
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I have a problem with light bulbs in my house, I have to change light bulbs 2 or 3 times a month is it just that all light bulbs suck lately or do I have a grounding problem?????
 
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Old 10-10-02, 02:31 AM
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where are the bulbs at? in can lights or lamps and things? Sometimes if you have a two story house the vibrations on the ceiling will cause bulbs to go out faster.
 
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Old 10-10-02, 06:41 AM
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Buy bulbs that say 130v instead of 120v. It works wonders.
 
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Old 10-10-02, 04:00 PM
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light bulbs

I do have a two story house, so you think that is it and not a ground issue??? thanx
 
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Old 10-10-02, 04:18 PM
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There are quite a few reasons why bulbs don't last long. Heat and vibration are real killers. Voltage surges too. Using a higher wattage bulb than the fixture is designed for shortens bulb life and causes many house fires. Poor quality bulbs are sometimes the cause.

But grounding is not the problem.
 
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hope this helps

I agree with Canoe875, vibration indoors is a big problem for bulbs. Another idea would be to put in dimmers, by dimming a light 10%, you get more than 5 times the bulb life.
 
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Old 10-11-02, 07:02 AM
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Cool 130 Volt Lamps

I agree with John!!!

Purchasing 130 Volt lamps will kill two birds with one stone! The lamps will last longer and the vibration problem will be taken care of at the same time. The higher voltage lamps have a tougher filament and can withstand the voltage surges and if there are vibrations it can withstand them better as well.

That's the reason we use 145 Volt lamps in exit light fixtures.
 
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