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Susan

04:49AM | 10/20/98
Bvelectrical
What could be causing many of our light bulbs to burn out frequently? This is primarily affecting our outside lights, but some of our inside lights are affected as well. We've replaced some of the fixtures outside, but have noticed no improvement.

BobF

04:53AM | 10/20/98
Are all the effected lights, inside and out, on the same circuit? If yes, there could be a short somewhere.

Susan

02:03PM | 10/21/98
No, the lights are on different circuits.

BobF

04:15AM | 10/22/98
I had a similar problem last year. Turns out that is was the cheap bulbs I had used. Using better bulbs (GE) solved the problem.

Nighthawk

07:38AM | 10/23/98
You might want to look at the wattage on the bulbs you are using in your exterior fixtures, especially if they are completely enclosed. Although usually rated for 60W bulbs, I have found that 40W bulbs work great and they seemed to last longer than 60W as well.
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