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rrd214

08:38AM | 06/21/05
Member Since: 06/20/05
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I have a dual (2 bulbs) floodlight attached to the side of my home. One of the bulbs keeps burning out and I have to replace it continually. Does this indicate a short in the unit or in the wiring to the floodlight? How do I tell the difference? Do I need an electrician to repair it?

Thank you for your help.

Billhart

08:56AM | 06/21/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Is caused by high voltage, vibration, and heat.

The first two should not be a factor as the two bulbs are on the same circuit and mounted in the same fixutre so they see the same conditions.

So most likely it is caused by heat buildup.

Most likely by a bad connection in the socket. You can try bending out the tab in the center of the socket about 1/4".

BUT MAKE SURE THAT THE THE CIRCUIT BREAKER IS OPEN ON THAT CIRCUIT AND VERIFY BY TRYING TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON.


bink

10:16AM | 06/21/05
Member Since: 01/18/99
47 lifetime posts
He said the same thing that I was going to sayy. One reason for short bulb life is that the center connector of the socket is not making good contact with the bulb base. Pulling the center contact a little will sometimes eliminate the problem.

Let us know how it works out.


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