Why are my light bulbs always blowing?
- Cheap quality bulbs are thinner and changes in power surge can break them.
- Loose connections between the lamp/light holder and the bulb, due to electricity jumping from the bulb source instead of flowing effortlessly; increasing heat.
- Bulb pitting occurrence due to electrical arcing, causing electrical interference and increased heat, blowing the bulb.
- Circuit cross connections.
- Overcurrent circuit stimulation caused by incorrect fusing or insufficient circuit breakers.
- Damaged or corrupted wiring.
- Secondary mechanical vibrations from appliances, sound waves, foot traffic or other sources may contribute to delicate or cheaply made lights blowing.
Done with troubleshooting? Not sure about why your bulbs keep blowing? Contact Taylor Made Electrical for an inspection.
Will I save money changing traditional lights to LED?
Put simply, yes. LED lights utilise significantly less electricity compared to the traditional lights (incandescent, halogen, and compact fluorescent), this is because LED only use an estimated 80% of energy compared to halogen lights. Long-term LED implementation excels for drastically reducing electricity bills and long-term lighting maintenance, however, there are some things to consider prior to making the switch.
- The upfront cost of LED lights is more expensive than traditional lighting, averaging from $8 to $20 per bulb. LED lights have extensive longevity compared to traditional lighting with an average of four to five times lifetime usage, therefore, also reducing maintenance and further replacement costs.
- If you require a dimmer light, you must purchase an LED light that is compatible with conventional dimmers, or for safer and reliable options have your current dimming switch replaced by an electrician.
Buying LED Tips
Find the right colour LED light. LED lights can be quite bright and if you’re wanting ambiance, you’ll want to make sure your bedroom or living areas are perfectly aligned with your flavour.
Bright white: Ideal for task lighting and provides cool tones, keeping you more alert and enhancing concentration.
Soft white: These are bright and cool, however less harsh than a bright white.
Warm white: These are similar to traditional incandescent bulb lighting with a yellow hue.
LED brightness is measured by lumens, so instead of comparing watts, you’ll want to compare lumens.