ceiling light/short?

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Old 02-07-00, 02:01 PM
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we have replaced the bulbs in two bedrooms more often than I can count. When we turn on the switch, the light bulbs burn out.:::Plink:: So, we replace them and sometimes they will work for a while, then when we go to turn them on some other time, poof they go again. Could this be from a short? This has been going on for years. I'm afraid of a fire. I'll have to fix it myself since hubby is a carpenter and doesn't like to do electrical. Just want to know what I'm getting myself in to. Thx. Kristina
 
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Old 02-07-00, 06:17 PM
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Kristina,

I think you have two options. The problem is in the fixture.
Therefore you can either rewire the fixture or get a new one.
 
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Old 02-07-00, 11:25 PM
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hi Kristina,
i have same problem at my house and its in the kids bedroom. my kids will throw something and hit the light weaking the filament in the bulb, and in a short time poof no light. if u know that this is not the problem ill bet u have a bad fixture just replaice it. a short will not cause this kind of problem it will trip the breaker
p.s.
i salved the problem of freequent bulb replaicement by putting in rough surface bulbs.

[This message has been edited by sprky (edited February 08, 2000).]
 
 

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