Lots of people have a recurrent problem with their lightbulbs blowing out. They may find that it happens sooner or more frequently than it should and it almost always happens at the most inconvenient time – it’s the law…
Here’s some things to consider if you’re – ahem – in the darkas to why your bulbs keep popping.
Your bulbs are cheap
Those bulbs are cheaper for a reason – they’re using inferior materials and manufacturing processes. They’re not actively dangerous, or they wouldn’t be on sale, but they’re just not as good as more expensive bulbs. It’s the same with anything –lipstick, bike tyres, laundry liquid – you get what you pay for.
It’s your ceiling fan lights that keep blowing
These lights do have a habit of blowing faster than other bulbs. Very often it’s the vibration from the fan that causes damage or loosens components over time. There’s also the fact that the bulb may be too near the fan, which causes excessive heat build-up.
Your halogen lights blow
Halogen bulbs get very hot, very quickly, so if there’s any slight problem with the installation, of if there’s anything that could act as insulation nearby, you’ll get through them more rapidly than you should.
Your incandescents keep blowing
These bulbs are on their way out anyway! If you are still buying them, then you’ll have to accept that they don’t last as long as their more energy-efficient alternatives. It’s time to make the move to LEDs!
Your LEDs are letting you down
LED lights are designed to work for years and they cost a lot less to run, too. However, if your LED lights or strips keep failing, then you’re either buying cheaper ones or there’s a problem with the installation – if they overheat they won’t last as long.
Sometimes you need a sparkie
If you’ve bought in better-quality bulbs or made the move to LEDs and there’s still issues, then you might want to call in an electrician to check for faulty wiring or a problem with your supply.