Light keeps burning out


Old 05-13-04, 03:13 PM
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Light keeps burning out

I have 10 recessed ceiling lights on a 15 amp circuit. The bulbs are 65 watt indoor spots that I paid like $6.00 a piece for because they were supposed to last for at least 2 years. The same light has burned out twice in 4 months. No other bulbs have gone out. Could it be something in the wiring or just a coincidence?
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Old 05-13-04, 07:54 PM
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Lamps can have a short life span if they are subject to vibration. Perhaps the lamp position that gives you trouble is subject to jaring from some source. That's a commonly overlooked cause for a short life span. Move one of the lamps from another location that has been working for a while into the trouble spot and see if it burns out right away.
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I have found that these lamps last significantly longer if you put them on a dimmer. Even slightly dimmed, their life is much longer. If one switch controls all ten lights, be sure to use a 1000-watt dimmer.
Old 05-13-04, 09:02 PM
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I have the same kind of bulbs you do on my track lighting system and they burn out very fast too..I have a dimmer on the circuit and only keep them on half power and they still burn out fast..Their mounted on the ceiling in the middle of the living room so the only vibration they would get is if theres an earthquake in NY state(haven't felt any lately)...Their GE 65W Misers, I'm going to try another brand..maybe Phillips..

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