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March 18,2019

Why Do Your Light Bulbs Keep Breaking? 

Does it feel like you’re constantly forced to switch lightbulbs because of another burnout? Incandescent, fluorescent, CFL and even LED light bulbs can break for a variety of reasons. It can be difficult for property owners to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem. At Mr. Electric of Fort Worth, we provide professional residential and commercial electrical services in Fort Worth, Arlington, Burleson, Aledo, Lake Worth, Benbrook, Saginaw, White Settlement, Weatherford, Mansfield and other North Texas area cities. Along the way, we have helped many home and business owners overcome their bulb breaking problems, and we want to help you get the same result. Here are a few reasons why your bulbs keep burning out and what you can do to fix it. 

Cheap Bulbs

One of the most frequent cause of bulb burnout is cheap bulbs. It may seem like you’re saving money, but in the long run, you’re probably overpaying. Bulbs made with unreliable materials often contain filaments that aren’t built to last. Save money on bulb replacements and high electric bills by switching to quality bulbs, preferably LED’s which are less likely to break. 

Loose Connection

There may be a loose connection between the bulb and the wiring in your lighting fixture. If so, this can cause stress on the bulb itself, and cause it to be drained of energy quickly. In other cases, the bulb may be working just fine, but will appear to have broken because it isn’t properly connected to an effective power source. You will need to repair or replace your fixture to make sure your bulbs are working at their best. 

Excessive Heat

Improper wattage can also cause early burnout. Using a bulb that is too large for your fixture. If this is the source of your issue, then it’s a simple fix. Simply switch to the proper wattage and size, and you should see an immediate decrease in problems. Homes and businesses with recessed lighting may also struggle with overheating bulbs. In most cases, this is caused by a lack of ventilation, excess accumulation of dirt and dust or because the bulb in use isn’t meant to be used in an inclosed fixture. If so, you might need to clean or repair your recessed lighting fixture, or upgrade to a bulb that performs better in enclosed environments. 

Improper Wiring 

Although improper wiring and circuits is the least common reason for blown bulbs, it does happen. If you are living in a historic home or office building, or if you are seeing signs of electrical issues beyond your bulb problem, then a wiring problem could be the culprit. A professional electrical inspection will help you determine if you have faulty wiring or circuits installed on your property. If you suspect that this is the problem, it’s vital that you get help right away. Ignoring such an issue could make you and those you care for susceptible to the dangers of electrocution or electrical fires. 

Need Lighting Installation or Lighting Repair in Fort Worth, TX? Call Mr. Electric Today

Is it time for you to install, repair or replace your bulbs, lighting fixtures or electrical wiring? If so, contact the experts at Mr. Electric of Fort Worth. Our team of licensed and insured electricians are ready to help find a solution that fits your unique needs and budget. Call today to find out more information about our wide range of residential and commercial services or to schedule your next appointment.