bursting light bulbs


Old 11-07-02, 05:36 PM
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Lightbulb bursting light bulbs

Why would a light bulb just burst? It is a 3 globe light fixture on a ceiling fan that is several years old. I am using the correct watt bulbs and I have never had this happen before. The first time it happened I thought that one of the kids had thrown something and hit the light, as I found it the next morning, but they denied it. I replaced the bulb last night and this morning my daughter turned it on and the bulb fell to the floor leaving the screw in part in the light, same as before. I'm afraid of the light now. Anyone help?
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Old 11-07-02, 05:53 PM
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I've seen this alot on commercial jobs where we used the cheap no name bulbs for temporary lighting.(the bulbs on these jobs have a way of disappearing). The higher priced name brand bulbs don't seem to do this nearly as often,but still do it occasionally.
Old 11-07-02, 06:53 PM
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Are you using bulbs that are specifically designed for ceiling fans? If not, you should be.

Maybe you're screwing it in too hard.

Actually, I have no idea. I'm just guessing.
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