Will this cause blown bulbs?


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Old 05-03-15, 08:00 PM
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Will this cause blown bulbs?

Several months ago, my husband replaced our outdoor flood light fixture with a new one. It was a fixture that was motion sensored, but we wanted a light that we could leave on all night.

After he replaced the fixture we started blowing light bulbs. I bet we have spent $50 on bulbs since he replaced the fixture.

When he was taking the fixture down today, he realized that he had not connected the ground wire when he installed the fixture. Could that have caused all of those bulbs to blow?

If that's not a possible cause, do you have any thoughts on this?

Thank you in advance!
 
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Old 05-03-15, 08:11 PM
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Faulty tabs where the bulb makes contact can shorten bulb life. Highly not likely the grounding wire had anything to do with it. Purchase either 130 volt rough duty bulbs, or graduate to LED lights. Check those tabs first, with the power off.
 
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Old 05-03-15, 08:14 PM
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The ground is only there for short protection. It has no bearing on the life of the bulbs.

Bulb quality is plummeting. You can switch to an LED outdoor flood bulb or buy 130v floodlight bulbs which WILL last longer.
 
 

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