outdoor porch light works for 2 weeks then quits


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Old 03-04-16, 06:36 AM
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outdoor porch light works for 2 weeks then quits

I replaced it with a brand new fixture. worked for 2- 3 weeks, then died.

Bulb was dead, put new bulb in and same thing happened.

Any help ??
 
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Old 03-04-16, 08:11 AM
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I've seen this happen when bulb is too high wattage for the fixture. It runs hot and burns out quickly. What type and wattage bulb are you using?

You should also check to make sure the center contact in the bulb socket (turn power off first) is making good contact with the bulb. Sometimes it needs to be pried up a bit to make better contact. Turn power off first.

Vibration or shock can also shorten life, especially slamming doors if the fixture is next to a door.

LEDs resist all these things better (except, perhaps, heat) so trying an LED if you're not using one already could help.
 
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Old 03-04-16, 09:13 AM
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The fixture is brand new , but it is right next to the door. (makes sense )
Low watt bulb can help. Thanks
 
 

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